Pork belly rigatoni is my homage to the all’amatriciana inspired by ristorante Armando Al Pantheon in Rome. You too can be inspired without traveling by watching Stanley Tucci, Searching For Italy, the Rome episode. The original recipe is a legacy of the city of Amatrice, made with guanciale and bucatini, but both are unavailable […]
Italian butter of course, is olive oil. This is combined with herbs and spices for a heavenly mixture to sop up with dinner bread.
Tender Gnocchi in Ricotta Cream Sauce is creamy, cheesy Italian goodness. A few shaven slices of black winter truffle make it next level.
Spaghetti Alla Milanese is a simple Italian recipe that a beginning cook can execute flawlessly and an experienced one can appreciate.
Lasagna Bolognese has flavors unlike any lasagna I have ever tasted. Beef, pork and veal plus a “mystery meat” and bechamel sauce make it unique.
The late Anthony Bourdain had a huge influence on my appreciation for food. How to cook it, how to enjoy it, how to share it, learn from it, and to be thankful for that.