Author Archives: Peter Bocchieri

About Peter Bocchieri

Peter was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is a second generation Italian-American. He has a degree in Journalism from Long Island University and is an avid photographer, gardener and pet owner. Now that Peter is retired, he is relaxing at his home in North East Pennsylvania and cooking for his sons, Michael and Joseph, family and friends. Peter's passion for food was inspired by his Mother's and Grandmother's cooking, but at the age of 10 Peter felt he could do it better himself, so he did.

Macaroni with Bacon and Peas

This is a very satisfying meal. I’ve seen it made many ways. Some add tomato sauce, some prepare it like a soup. I love the combination of smokey American bacon and peas, if you use pancetta it changes the whole … Continue reading

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Our Daily Bread

There are a lot of things in this world that can harm us. Unfortunately, one of those things is our food industry. I’m not going to lecture anyone on what you should eat or not. We all have freedom to … Continue reading

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Fusilli with Meat Sauce and Peas

Enemies At The Gate Ever had a childhood memory that became an Urban Legend? Well, this is one of them. This story has been told more times at family gatherings then the time my cousin stole and hid my grandfather’s … Continue reading

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Escarole and Bean Soup

Here is a real simple yet hardy soup my grandmother and mom used to make. This is a great meal that takes no time to prepare, and with a loaf of crispy Italian or sourdough bread to dunk into the … Continue reading

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Chicken Rollatini

I was going to make a escarole and bean soup this week before the weather warmed up too much but my grocery store did not have any escarole. I’ve been noticing lately that they have been out of a lot … Continue reading

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Simple Chicken Cacciatore

There are many recipes for chicken cacciatore out there. This one utilizes the ever popular cherry tomato, which lately have become the tomato of choice for all the modern chefs. Traditional cacciatore uses white wine, plum tomatoes, onions, garlic. I … Continue reading

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Italian Orange Cake

This orange cake is not overly sweet, but in the true Italian tradition, slightly sweet and flavorful. Perfect with the morning coffee or just a midday snack. It may seem odd but you add the entire orange, peel and all, … Continue reading

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This time of year we all have an excess of zucchini from our gardens. Some might even be overgrown. But not to worry, any size zucchini can be used for this recipe. If the zucchini went to seed just cut … Continue reading

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Chicken with wine vinegar, capers and olives

I went back to Brooklyn recently to celebrate my cousins 80th birthday. It’s hard to believe my cousins are that old. I’m the baby of the family but 67 is no consolation. Traveling now is a planned event, especially trips … Continue reading

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Pork Scaloppini Marsala

This is one dish where the meat you use is very versatile. You can make this with veal, pork or chicken. The classic dish is made with veal. This week my supermarket didn’t have any good veal cutlets. They say … Continue reading

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