Category Archives: Pork

Pork Shoulder/Blade Roast, Boneless

I get my pork locally from my friend Noemi who raises them. This roast is what I have left from a half pig we shared last fall. I’m not a butcher but from what I can gather this cut is … Continue reading

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Roasted Pork Spare Ribs

So, It’s the middle of December and you have a hankering for some good BBQ but your smoker is put away and you don’t want to stand out in 30 degree temperature smoking some ribs. What do you do? If … Continue reading

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Cavatelli with Broccoli and Italian Sausage

This dish has all the flavors I grew up eating from my grandmother’s kitchen. Pork and broccoli with garlic and oil with the olives. The cavatelli turn this into a complete meal that is very tasty and satisfying. This is … Continue reading

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Authentic Pasta Carbonara

My Mother always made Pasta Carbonara when I was growing up in Brooklyn. But she made it her own way. Unlike the original way, she would include regular bacon, onions, garlic and butter. The rest of the ingredients were the … Continue reading

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One skillet Italian Sausage and Pepper with Rice

Fads Fads, short lived popularity of objects or behavior that quickly fade away. Can you think of any you experienced as a child?  Thinking back  one  comes to mind,  and it involved my brother Richard. He would get obsessed with … Continue reading

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German Sausage with Apples and Sauerkraut

I know, I’m off the reservation again. But I don’t eat Italian food every night! I actually grew quite fond of this dish and it’s real easy to make on a work night. I’ve been making it for years for … Continue reading

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Sausage Rolls

A lot has happened since my last post. So here is the “Reader’s Digest” version. I left New York, sold my house and moved to North East Pennsylvania. Found a job on a daily newspaper that covers Wayne and Pike … Continue reading

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Gelatina Di Maiale

Sorry I have been away so long, but nothing has excited me enough to post. You might be sorry I’m back after this post. This delicacy is popular worldwide. It’s also called by many different names. Some of you may … Continue reading

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Broccoli Rabe With Sweet Italian Sausage

1950’s Bensonhurst, A Cornucopia Of Diverse, Ethnic Foods… Not really! It’s almost Saint Patrick’s Day and the Irish soda bread is already flowing like wine. It’s their version of Panettone, I guess. Although we ate Italian food almost exclusively growing up, there … Continue reading

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Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe and Italian Sausage

Cavatelli has to be my all time favorite macaroni. If I had to choose a last meal it would include Cavatelli with my mother’s tomato sauce with meatballs and Gudinna (rolled up pig’s skin made like a braciole). Cavatelli is made with … Continue reading

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