Authentic Food

Let’s start by looking at the pictures on this page, they feel “authentic” don’t they?  So what makes a dish “authentic”?  Is it the use of specific ingredients in the recipe? Is it the ethnicity of the person who prepares the dish?…

Pumpkin and Amaretto Ravioli

A delicious pasta recipe for the fall.  To make your life easy, instead of making the pasta dough from scratch, you can buy some sheets of fresh pasta dough from a local pasta store, or (and I shouldn’t tell you this even…

“Gnudi” – Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi

  The term Gnudi is a Florentine slang for the Italian word nudi – naked!  The reason for the “naked” idiom comes from the fact that if you peel off the layers of pasta from ravioli, what you have left is “naked”…

Zucchini Al Tegame

This delicious zucchini recipe lends itself to many uses: side dish, pasta sauce, even as a bruschetta topping!  It can be devoured hot or cold and I encourage you to swap the herbs combination to give it a different flare (i.e. cilantro…

The Story Behind the Spaghetti with Lentils

  As I mentioned on my previous blog, I’m going to share a hearty and healthy spaghetti recipe that “happened to be” in my kitchen about a decade and a half ago. This simple dish starts with a sauce made from three…