Cornish Hen with Herbs and White Wine

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I always get excited when I see food I’ve never cooked. When I moved to New York City I started seeing these little chickens everywhere in supermarkets around the city. I thought of giving it a try, using an old roman recipe, the “Pollo al tegame”. As usual, just a few ingredients, wisely combined to achieve amazing flavor. Continue reading “Cornish Hen with Herbs and White Wine”

Roast with Carrots

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I was so happy when I found this cut of meat here in the US, it’s exactly the same my grandmother uses to make her roast, she calls it “girello” and she uses less carrots, making it more about the meat. But when I was a kid I was always looking for the orange veggies, so when I first tried to make it, I put a lot of carrots… I love their sweet taste and soft consistency. Continue reading “Roast with Carrots”

Monk Fish with Potatoes and Olives

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This recipe brings me back in time. It reminds me of my grandfather Carlo. Monk Fish and Red Mullets (recipe as soon as I find them) were his favorite fish. Of course, he was used to the ones from the Adriatic Sea, those who know what I’m talking about will understand…

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Veal Stew with Peppers, Capers and Olives

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This recipe reminds me of my father. He likes to cook everything “a crudo”, “from the raw”. Basically he puts everything in the pot and then turns the flame on. Pretty easy, but it may require time, since it’s a slow cooking recipe. Continue reading “Veal Stew with Peppers, Capers and Olives”

Lamb tagine, almonds and prunes

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Last December I was in Morocco with my brother. We traveled across the country, visiting cities and villages along the way. It’s a magical country, very safe to travel and people are generally nice and charming.

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Little Meatballs with White Wine

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I’m always a little hesitant toward meatballs. I never order them in restaurants. The reason is that I want to know what’s inside and make sure everything is prime, clean and absolutely fresh.

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