Meet Parla, Boston’s New Italian Speakeasy

Click here to view my published article on Joonbug. In Italian, Parla means “speak.”  Seems very fitting for this recently opened, trendy speakeasy joint located in the heart of Boston’s North End. Word on the street is this savvy, exclusive venue has a secret menu full of delicious specialty surprises.  The interior is small and quaint; a copper-wrappedContinue reading “Meet Parla, Boston’s New Italian Speakeasy”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Ribollita

Click here to view this scrumptious recipe on the Santa Cristina site. This delectable Tuscan recipe is prepared specifically to warm hearts throughout the winter season. It is the epitome of a mouthwatering, comforting dish to be prepared on the coldest of cold afternoons. Ribollita is a hearty winter soup comprised of a tasty varietyContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Ribollita”

Pasta e Pomodoro

  Click here to view my published article on Joonbug. You may recognize this charming venue by the vibrant red tomato, or “pomodoro” hanging over its entrance in Little Italy.  Pasta e Pomodoro lies just near the end of Salem Street, somewhat of a hidden gem, tucked away from the touristy crowds of its parallel Hanover Street. Continue reading “Pasta e Pomodoro”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Salted Codfish with Chickpea Sauce

Click here to view this delicious recipe on the Santa Cristina site. For over centuries Italian kitchen tables throughout the Tuscan region take on an entire new meaning each and every Friday… the customary “day of the fish.” This cod recipe is a traditional scrumptious and healthy Tuscan dish that is perfect for following theContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Salted Codfish with Chickpea Sauce”

Authentic Southern Italian on the Hill

Click here to view my published article on Joonbug. If you’re craving an authentic Southern Italian meal in the Bean, Antonio’s Cucina Italiano is like Grandma’s cozy kitchen on a Sunday afternoon – the pleasant aroma of a fresh pot of pomodoro sauce cooking and all! Although Antonio’s is not in Boston’s North End – our city’sContinue reading “Authentic Southern Italian on the Hill”

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: 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)”