Earls Kitchen + Bar Opens Doors at Assembly Row

Click here to view my published article on Joonbug. In the year 1982, Leroy Earl “Bus” Fuller and his son Stanley Earl Fuller came up with an idea.  Little did they know that their brainstorming of a casual burger & beer venue would evolve into something incredible…incredibly delicious, that is: Earls Kitchen + Bar.  Stanley Earl Fuller has carried onContinue reading “Earls Kitchen + Bar Opens Doors at Assembly Row”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Tortellini in Brodo

Click here to view this tasty recipe on the Santa Cristina site. This traditional Italian Christmas soup will warm up any kitchen this holiday season. Tortellini in brodo has been prepared for generations across Italia and America… and it’s a delicious favorite of celebrity chefs Rachael Ray and Mario Batali. In the city of Modena,Continue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Tortellini in Brodo”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Spaghetti Carrettiera

Click here to view this Italian staple recipe on the Santa Cristina site. This classic and extremely delectable pasta dish is a traditional preparation originating in eastern Sicily. It is a staple recipe that would be found in any true Italian household’s cookbook. Simplicity at its finest, Spaghetti Carrettiera is a quick dish that canContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Spaghetti Carrettiera”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Ossobuco (veal shank)

Click here to view this mouthwatering recipe on the Santa Cristina site. The delicious Ossobuco (veal shank) is a trademark dish in every traditional Italian kitchen and restaurant. Though the recipe itself varies throughout Italy, this particular delectable preparation is more associated with Northern Italian roots – Ossobuco alla Milanese (a quintessential recipe of MilaneseContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Ossobuco (veal shank)”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Mezze Maniche with Duck Sauce

Click here to view the full delectable recipe on the Santa Cristina site. If you’re in the mood for a delicious, bountiful pasta dish to serve on a crisp autumn evening, mezze maniche with duck sauce is a prime preparation. The thick mezze maniche pasta itself is similar to rigatoni (in its short and wideContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Mezze Maniche with Duck Sauce”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Braciola Rifatta (beef recooked)

Click here to view this scrumptious recipe/preparation on the Santa Cristina site. Braciola rifatta is an absolutely perfect traditional Italian dish to prepare for the family this time of year. It is a mouthwatering Tuscan specialty, which simply means “recooked” breaded veal. This classic meal is extremely popular throughout the Tuscan culture, and also aContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Braciola Rifatta (beef recooked)”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Tart with Figs and Chocolate

Click here to view the full recipe/preparation on the Santa Cristina site. Tart with Figs and Chocolate As we get further into Autumn, the culinary world is buzzing with newly prepared sweet treats fit for the season. The absolute perfect Fall cake brings together a unique combination of two delicacies – one to satisfy theContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Tart with Figs and Chocolate”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Summer Chicken Salad with Yogurt Mint and Cucumber Dressing

In keeping with my extreme passion for savory delights, please enjoy my first introduction recently published by Santa Cristina Winery (note, the recipe itself is not my creation).  A light, chunky chicken salad that is simply scrumptious…complemented with a magnificent glass (or better yet, bottle) of Campogrande Orvieto Classico!  Buona cucina…happy cooking! Click here toContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Summer Chicken Salad with Yogurt Mint and Cucumber Dressing”

Brodo di Carne con Ravioli – (Beef and Hen Broth with Ravioli)

In this week’s cooking class, I had the amazing opportunity to learn how to prepare fresh, meat-stuffed ravioli pasta.  Not only is Brodo di Carne con Ravioli a savory seasonal dish for the fall, but the ravioli tastes divine when combined with the seasonings and vegetables in the beef and hen broth. After we preparedContinue reading “Brodo di Carne con Ravioli – (Beef and Hen Broth with Ravioli)”

Crespelle Alla Fiorentina

For this week in my Italian Cooking class, I learned how to make Crespelle Alla Fiorentina, which means “Crepes Florentine Style.”  We prepared everything from scratch, starting with the bare ingredients and extremely hungry appetites. The crepe filling consisted of delicious sautéed spinach, ricotta, salt, pepper, nutmeg, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, garlic and olive oil.  The plainContinue reading “Crespelle Alla Fiorentina”