Join Us for Brooklyn Day!

Here’s a special invitation from cookbook author Melissa Vaughan for a fun event near Philadelphia! I’m excited to be part of the celebration of Brooklyn at Terrain in Philadelphia on Saturday April 2. Our book, The New Brooklyn Cookbook, inspired our friends at Terrain to organize a Brooklyn Day in honor of our beloved borough … Continue reading

Monday’s Good Bites

Brrr . . . December is here and it’s starting to get colder. Grab a cup of coffee (or hot cocoa) and warm up with these hot media clips! Alice’s Tea Cup makes a great holiday gift! New York Magazine featured it as one of the Best NYC Cookbooks of 2010, and it was featured … Continue reading

Taking Over Sunday Dinner: Spaghetti alle Vongole

Welcome back to another story about taking over the big Italian Sunday Dinner from my father, Papa B, as he recovers from shoulder surgery.  I started off my reign by making Braised Pork from the New Brooklyn Cookbook and last week I made Stuffed Meatloaf from Mario Batali’s Molto Italiano. Now after all the epic … Continue reading

Taking Over Sunday Dinners: Braised Pork

With most Italian Americans, Sunday dinner is the most important meal of the week. It’s usually a hearty fare with every kind of meat thrown in a vast pot of sauce with pasta and some sort of fried goodness. No one would dare miss these meals. They’re a time to catch up and enjoy life … Continue reading

Fried Goat Cheese, with Three Friends

It’s our special Monday treat to welcome back Kate from Framed as our guest blogger. This time she adapts a salad recipe from Rose Water restaurant. Take it away, Kate! Okay, so I will tell you right now, this salad is a complete and total show-stopper.  If you are looking around for a first course … Continue reading