Zuppa di Escarola e Fagioli (Escarole and Bean Soup)

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Ripieno di Salsiccia (Sausage Stuffing for the Turkey)

 

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Insalata di Caprese (Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad)

Insalata di Caprese (Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad) – This simple recipe is the most common use of fresh basil that we enjoyed in our home.

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Bruschetta Classica (Toasted Bread with Olive Oil)

This tasty appetizer spread throughout Italy and utilized other ingredients such as garlic and tomatoes which is how my grandmother Aloisi used to prepare it on those cooler Sundays when we would visit.

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Ft Lauderdale woman preserves memories lost to Alzheimer’s

Thursday April 19, WPLG, channel 10 in South Florida, aired my interview with my mom. We cooked together and ate together on the interview. My mom, at 85, looked so beautiful on TV! My dad looked great too and my friend Liam who photographed all the recipes gathered around the table to eat the food I prepared that were mom’s recipes. I cried when I saw the interview. It is so sad this has...

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Lost Cuisine

How lucky I am that the recipes my mother prepared for my family are not lost. I feel such a sense of relief that I was able to finish my book while my mother and father are still alive and that I didn’t have to try figure out what ingredients went into them. In today’s Wall Street Journal, they published an article on lost cuisine and how cooks try to recreate family favorites....

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