Parsley Pesto

Parsley parsley parsley pesto!! It’s seriously THE BEST! Our new kitchen staple and so easy to make. Parsley is a heavily used herb in our casa so when we have a bunch or two starting to wilt or loosing it’s spring we make PESTO! Of course paired with pasta is a delicious way to enjoy…

Bucatini All’Amatriciana

It’s intese. It’s flavorful. It’s easy to make! It’s Amatriciana sauce! Bursting with richness and tittering on the edge of pure gluttony, this Roman well known dish is a favorite in our casa. Check out the video on our channel and learn about the true origin of this classic, the rustic sparkling red wine we…

Eggplant Parmigiana

Classic and comfort 100000% come together in this southern Italian dish! Who doesn’t love layers and layers of fried goodness and gooey cheese? Watch the video on our channel and learn how to make Melanzane Alla Parmigiana, what wine we chose to pair, why Francesco thinks its weird to have wine with pizza and the…

Seafood Risotto – Alla Pescatora

Video and Recipe! We were delighted to receive a care package from Sociale’s fishmonger Aqua Best! And what better way to celebrate than making a luscious risotto filled with the freshest mussels, shrimp, and scallops. Watch the video on our channel for some history, a perfect wine pairing, and just some fun! Hope you will…

Focaccia – A tribute to the great recipes! (video)

My latest obsession in the kitchen has 100% been FOCACCIA!! I’ve spent the past fews months playing with different recipes, flours, toppings and techniques. DOUGH IS SO FASCINATING! I still have so much to learn from the focaccia masters but this is what I’ve discovered so far… The best recipe, hands down, is by the…

Cacio e Pepe (a somewhat authentic recipe) video

Cooking in our casa a classic Italian dish Cacio e Pepe with a few non-traditional methods. This is a simple, flavorful, beautiful pasta dish! Super easy but will impress your dinner guests. 500g pasta of your choice. Traditionally this dish is served with spaghetti, bucatini, rigatoni. I took a slightly different road and used Mafaldine…

Saturday Supper.

We rarely eat red meat, probably once or twice a month, but when we do it we do it the right way. We both think red meat should be considered a luxury item therefore consciously purchased. The reasons are two mainly: cardiovascular and environmental (which includes animal treatment, the conditions of the livestocks and in…

Sometime you just need…

…a frozen pizza and a proper Caesar salad. Now: even if I and my wife get generally categorized as foodies -a family we are not sure we belong to, it sounds like being called a Yelper Elite- we are ready to confess that we enjoy a good portion of junk or ready to eat food….