Archive | August, 2014


Tweet Every time I make this cheesecake I am reminded of two things: to be grateful for time spent with family and of the “The Italian Place” in San Jose, California. There were no red and white checked tablecloths, emblematic of most Italian-American cafes in the United States. There were no waiters, rather a self-serve […]

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Buon Ferragosto!

Tweet August 15, is one of the most important Catholic holidays. It celebrates the day that the Blessed Virgin Mary was “Assunta in Cielo” (Assumed into heaven to be with her son, Jesus). This ancient Italian festival has Pagan origins and dates back to the Romans. During the month of August, a series of ¬†festivals […]

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Antipasti Pasta Salad

Tweet All the flavors of an antipasti tray … ¬†in a bowl! This pasta salad is loaded with salami, cheese, garbanzo beans, pepperoncini, olives, cherry tomatoes and more. This is the kind of dish that lends itself to substitutions. If you don’t have (or like) garbanzo beans, use cannellini or kidney. No sopressata, no problem, […]

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