Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pork Cutlet, Rabe and Polenta

For dinner this evening I made pork cutlets on a bed of creamy polenta, broccoli rabe and roasted tomatoes with a balsamic glaze. This was pretty easy to make.  And yes indeed quite fattening, but over the top delicious and something good … Continue reading

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Homemade Pasta 101

Soft, delicate, and delicious, homemade pasta is really worth the effort to make. Plus it feels really good on your hands when you’re kneading the eggs and flour together. When I was a boy my siblings and I use to watch … Continue reading

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“Life Is About Feeing Good” Chef Kourda

It was an incredibly fun adventure interviewing Chef Kourda for South Shore Magazine last night. Chef Kourda is not only the Executive Chef of Brassiere Zapp at the Red Lion Inn located in Cohasset, Massachusetts but the General Manager as … Continue reading

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Yumville Citrus Chicken

I got the idea for this recipe from Bon Appetite magazine, but made a few adjustments. My version is kind of crude, and not as elegant as  B A’s  but it was quick and I am sure tasted the same. … Continue reading

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The Tortelloni Project – Tortelloni 101 – final grade B

Tortelloni is in the same shape of tortellini, but only larger. I gorged on them fervently when I was in Italy. They are mostly popular in the Emilia-Romagna Region, and are stuffed with many different combinations; spinach and ricotta, veal … Continue reading

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Braised Bok Choy with Ginger Pork Bits and Roasted Wanuts

Some people call it Chinese cabbage, but the proper name is Bok Choy, and if you think you haven’t eaten it before, think again. If you’re a lover of Chinese food you’ve eaten it, you just didn’t know what that … Continue reading

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Arancini – The Big Rice Ball Theory

Most Italians in America have grown up eating Arancini; rice balls traditionally stuffed with cheese, meat, peas, and mushrooms (I once had an Arancini stuffed with eggplant south of Rome). If you’re not a traditionalist the possibilities are endless, just don’t … Continue reading

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