Filippo Trapella’s Pollo alla cacciatora

The flavors of Italy vary greatly. Each region places it's own signature on the cuisine and these differences are influenced by many factors. Location, history, customs of other cultures, weather and of course seasonal foods. I am on a quest to discover Italy. The dish I have chosen today is Pollo alla cacciatora. A simple, traditional … Continue reading Filippo Trapella’s Pollo alla cacciatora

Celebrating Italy ~ The Hot Delicious Pizza

This week is all about Italian cuisine.  The first known Italian food writer was a Greek Sicilian named Archestratus from Syracuse in the 4th century BCE. (Before the Common Era) He wrote a poem that spoke of using "top quality and seasonal" ingredients, citing that flavors should not be masked by spices, herbs or other seasonings. He placed importance on simple preparation of fish. Pizza was originally invented … Continue reading Celebrating Italy ~ The Hot Delicious Pizza

Celebrating Italy with Sunday At the Giacometti’s

This week we are Celebrating Italy! Barbara Cioffi Giacometti's, of Sunday at the Giacometti's, posts every day, and my heart stops beating for just a moment.  The cuisine is gorgeous and the ingredient's list has me salivating on my keyboard.  She has graciously agreed to allow me to share a couple of her culinary masterpieces … Continue reading Celebrating Italy with Sunday At the Giacometti’s