Stuffed Mushrooms – My Italian Favorite

I fell in love with stuffed mushrooms as a kid. My Mom would take us to Paolo’s Restaurant in Brooklyn. I savored the stuffed mushrooms and the shrimp cocktail. Years later I began playing with different recipes and adding my own ingredients. Stuffing mushrooms eventually become “chefs’ choice”. I recommend that you have fun with … Continue reading Stuffed Mushrooms – My Italian Favorite

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

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