A 2020 Finger Lakes Saperavi by Keuka Spring Paired with Hot Italian Sausage, Rapini & Melted Asiago On Top of Sliced Sourdough

I am very excited about this pairing! Why? Well, I’m on a Finger Lakes rustic red wine kick right now. As the weather gets warmer we will lighten things up a bit.  It is becoming apparent to me that just as the elegant Rieslings are the premium varietal in this region, It seems as thoughContinue reading “A 2020 Finger Lakes Saperavi by Keuka Spring Paired with Hot Italian Sausage, Rapini & Melted Asiago On Top of Sliced Sourdough”

Grandma Pie

Rectangular, pan pizza, grandma-style! Every time I make this dish memories of my Great Grandma Marion and Uncle Alphonse pop into my head. I will never forget visiting her and my uncle at their apartment in Newark, NJ over 45 years ago as a little boy. You could see the Sacred Heart Cathedral from herContinue reading “Grandma Pie”

What is Italian food?

Hello, and welcome to my blog, For nearly 50 years my passion continues to grow for my most favorite cuisine on this planet . . . Italian food! I have passionately embraced the recipes of my two grandmothers and mother along with their style of cooking. Even though all three women have different ways ofContinue reading “What is Italian food?”