Desserts & Snacks of Coney Island

As a child, I had the privilege of living a few blocks from Coney Island. Okay, about twenty blocks. But when I stepped outside I could see the Wonder Wheel and the landmark Parachute Jump and I knew that some of the tastiest treats I could ever have 'til this day, were right down the … Continue reading Desserts & Snacks of Coney Island

Desserts! Trifles on the Fly

Who wants to go home for coffee and dessert? That's a typical question when out with friends right? Desserts at home can be as tasty as many restaurants and in a more relaxing environment people can settle in quietly and talk. However, you want to be sure to have the ingredients for desserts readily available … Continue reading Desserts! Trifles on the Fly

It’s All Greek Food To Me

Food from Greece

As a child I heard the expression, "It's all Greek to me". The phrase struck me as curious so I had to think it over. It might be because Greece is so vast. With so many islands and dialects akin to colorful history and contributions to our never changing world, it is simply hard to … Continue reading It’s All Greek Food To Me

Old Movies and Italian Cuisine

It's the end of a very busy week. My co-workers and I try to make a point of going out to eat and leaving work at work. Tonight, while in decompression mode the conversation fell on the topic of old movies. Humphrey Bogart in 'African Queen', 'To Have and Have Not' and of course 'Casablanca'. … Continue reading Old Movies and Italian Cuisine

Desserts from Japan

When I was a teenager I had the pleasure of working in an authentic Japanese restaurant. The sushi chef was flown in from Japan and was working in the restaurant the first night he arrived. All of the ingredients were bought from Japanese vendors, the decor was imported from Japan and the head waitress was … Continue reading Desserts from Japan

Shedding Holiday Pounds

I come from an Italian family so I am used to resisting temptation. Italians only care that you eat. Weight gain and dieting are irrelevant when a fabulous meal has been placed on the table. It is by far the most important family activity. I have had some of my most interesting moments around the … Continue reading Shedding Holiday Pounds