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Tuna Puttanesca

Olives and tomatoes are a perfect pairing. Add capers and anchovies and you have a classic Italian sauce that began with the most humble beginnings. If you haven’t heard the story, it originated in Naples and got it’s name from the “ladies of the night” or whore, called puttana in Italian. Though there are many […]

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My 12 Best Recipes: For Living the Sweet Life

Hand Rolled Lasagna Probably my most signature dish Linguine with Chicken and Asparagus A staff favorite     Frittata with Spinach and Mushrooms You’ll never go hungry if you know how to make one of these     Pan Seared Crusted Fresh Mozzarella A twist on the caprese  salad     Tuna Steak Puttanesca Simplicity […]

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Bonus: Saute Basics

13 Things You Should Know Before You Start Sauté has always been the cooking method that I’m best known for. It was the foundation that I based my former restaurant on and after 10 years of using and perfecting this art, I wrote a book on it entitled, Simply Sauté. So I couldn’t very well give […]

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Cooking Basics – Knives

The Only 3 knives you really need. And you don’t have to spend a fortune. I couldn’t have said it better myself…so I won’t. This advice is from Good Housekeeping. Photos and comments from me. 8-inch cook’s knife: If you can buy only one knife, this is the one to choose. It’s long enough to slice, […]

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