The first half of my life was very much influenced by my Italian-American surroundings … my paternal relatives, my Brooklyn and Staten Island neighborhoods, and my extended family and friends.
That meant I grew up eating all the traditional “Italian” foods of that era. Continue Reading
A really simple, quick and delicious pasta dish. Continue Reading
A couple of months ago I sent my son a text that went something like this: check out this link … we should do this for a party and by “we” I mean you since it requires patience and precision … oh, and it’s in German (I think), but the photos should be sufficient information.
And then I forgot about it until this weekend when Jim surprised me with a visit and dinner. Continue Reading
Everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs, don’t they? I do too, but I like to play around with different approaches — always trying to make it lighter, healthier and a little more modern. Continue Reading
I know. This is so un-FOODalogue-like.
But, remember Our Family Food Fight (see sidebar photo)? It had a brief revival Saturday night when my niece suggested a ‘mac n’ cheese’ throw down. Continue Reading
It’s the way I like to eat … balanced food groups and balanced flavors. Pasta with cabbage may seem a strange combination to some. Stranger yet, perhaps, is the addition of raisins. But, trust me, it works. In fact, it more than works. Continue Reading
Secret #1 is I’m not a big fan of onions. I eat them but they’re not a pantry staple in the FOODalogue kitchen. It’s just not a ‘go to’ ingredient for me. For salads and many dishes, I prefer to use scallions or chives. But, I had a large vidalia onion and I wanted to use it up in one dish.
Once I got the idea for this pasta, I couldn’t get in the kitchen fast enough. Continue Reading
Yeah, this won’t win an award for food styling but, you can rest assured, it’s packed with flavor and tricks to limit starch while still enjoying a plate of pasta. Continue Reading