Category Archives: Beef

Oxtail Stew

October had different meanings for me growing up in Brooklyn then it does now living in the northern suburbs as an adult. Halloween was in October. And if you lived in Bensonhurst, you looked forward to Halloween.  Halloween was the … Continue reading

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Red Wine and Coffee Braised Short Ribs

My children are responsible for placing me on different paths in the culinary world. Their encouragement and positive reviews also make all the work and preparation worth it. Nothing is more rewarding to the chef than to have someone appreciate … Continue reading

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Italian Pot Roast

My mother made a great pot roast. I’m sure most of you feel the same way about your mother’s pot roast. Then again, some of you may not. A friend of mine told me a story the other day about … Continue reading

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Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Who’s that knocking at the door? This past Sunday I get a call at about 11am from the emergency service that my 94-year-old mother is subscribed to. “Your mother fell and an ambulance has been dispatched. Your sister Annette and brother … Continue reading

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Mom’s Sunday Roast Beef

“Thinner Sal, thinner!” Most Sundays my mother would roast a couple of chickens. Every now and again she would make a roast beef. We usually started Sunday dinner with some kind of macaroni and her delicious sauce. The roast would … Continue reading

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Bistecca Fiorentina

It sounds great! And is one of the best steaks you will ever experience. The truth is, the only place you can have authentic Bistecca Fiorentina is in Florence, Italy.  Sad but true. Oh, you can make something similar here. … Continue reading

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Meatloaf Italian Style

My early memories of meatloaf go back to when I was a child and my mother was in the hospital for about a week. During that time my father was in charge of cooking and preparing dinner for us. And … Continue reading

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