Minestrone Soup

Since the winter is long, we have time to cook.  This recipe takes a while, but the end result is worth it.  This is an old-fashioned recipe that your Italian grandmother (if you had one) would have made.  It has … Continue reading

Tagliatelle Bolognese

It is believed that pasta was brought to Italy in the 13th century by Marco Polo from his travels to China. It is widely believed that tagliatelle was invented by Zafirano a well- known chef from Bentivoglio, Italy for the … Continue reading

Mussels in Spaghetti Sauce with Linguini

In Christopher Setterlund’s book “Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod” he describes the landmark restaurants that over the years that became synonymous with the Cape.  He provides the reader with a history of 39 restaurants which introduced locals and tourists alike … Continue reading

Chicago’s Chicken Vesuvio

The first restaurant in the U.S. to serve Chicken Vesuvio was The Vesuvio restaurant in Chicago. The Vesuvio restaurant was a well-known Chicago restaurant in the 1930’s.  Chicken Vesuvio’s popularity grew and it appeared on menus in Italian restaurants throughout … Continue reading

Chef Kitty Morse’s Recipe for Carcioffi alla Romana

Chef Kitty Morse recalls her first taste of roasted carcioffi alla romana (artichokes). I went to Italy after college, and stayed with friends in Rome.  Half century later, I still recall the tiny, roasted carcioffi alla romana my hostess prepared. … Continue reading