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

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

Big Game Munchies

As the College & NFL football season start, you and your friends will probably gather for game parties, to watch your favorite teams.  It is a mandatory that you provide your guests with the best munchies available as they watch … Continue reading

Cape Cod Seafood Risotto

Risotto is synonymous with Italy.  In the 14th century B.C.,  Arabs first brought rice to Sicily and Spain during their control.  Italy had the perfect growing conditions with the high humidity of the Mediterranean combined with flat land for growing … Continue reading

Baked Stuffed Lobster

The late great Executive Chef David Woodbury of the Old Yarmouth Inn gave us this recipe for Stuffed Lobster many years ago. Dave had spent 35 years in the hospitality industry including owning his own business. He worked locally for … 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