Can Italian food can exist without melanzane? Here are a few examples among many others: Eggplant Parmigiana, Pasta ala Norma, Eggplant Caponata, Grilled Eggplant (often served as part of a variety of grilled Mediterranean vegetables drizzled with balsamic vinegar), and of course this month’s recipe Eggplant Involtini. Before starting on the recipe we should understand […]
Chuck Stagliano’s mother made meatballs and spaghetti her signature dish. And besides, who can say ‘no’ to pasta?
Named for the city where the Spaniards first found it, the lima is one of the oldest beans to come out of the Americas, with remains dating from 6000 to 5000 BC. Scientists recognize two main branches of the genus domesticated in Latin America.
Cioppino, a now-classic San Francisco dish, has very humble beginnings. This fish stew was cooked aboard the fishing vessels of the early Italian immigrant fisherman who settled in San Francisco’s North Beach.
David Giannini can attest to my biscotti. I bake them using my dear late mother’s recipe. I have given many people the recipe but I know when they see the work it takes they do not try to bake them! Still, I welcome you to try it. . . and let me know what you […]