Roasted Pork Tenderloin – From the Curtis Street Kitchen

The Roasted Pork Tenderloin recipe is a Curtis Street Kitchen original. My methods of cooking maybe influenced by generations of Italian chefs, for this original, I used a citrus and Marsala wine baste while roasting the pork which created a beautiful and fun flavor for a simple delicious pork tenderloin. When I was back there …

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Spaghettini Bolognese di Giorno Prima – Eating your way to happiness

What makes Bolognese "a sauce of tradition" are the carrots, celery and red wine in addition to the onion and garlic. Bolognese is a cultural and traditional meat sauce which originates from Bolgna Italy. Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. I grew up with this traditional sauce in …

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Lemon Parsley Chicken Cutlets Nana’s Style

Lemon Parsley Chicken Cutlets “Nana’s Chicken Cutlets” By David Morgan Introduction The simplicity of chicken cutlets when done right is like heaven in your mouth. This recipe is a little more than a simple chicken cutlet but will satisfy, stupendify and delectify your senses and it’s been a family secret for generations. When I was …

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A Scene from A Near Escape

Characterization: The scene from "A Near Escape" is after Sophia and Jon, the main characters in my novella (a work in progress) escape a chase by Jack Crawford and the drunken conductor, whom I haven't named yet. Victor, the Mariachi player, helps them get away. The scene starts after they arrive at a Villa in …

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Penne Pasta Di Amore “Buon appetito alla salute” Enjoy your meal in good health!

"Buon appetito alla salute" Enjoy your meal in good health! Ever wonder why or did you know that Italians, native to Italy, live long and live happy, healthy lives? I'm Italian American and I've been fortunate to travel back to my roots many times to visit and spend time with a part of  my family …

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Spicy Grouper with a Red Pepper & Mango Jam – Floribbean Style from Ocean Drive

Floribbean Style from Ocean Drive, what exactly does that mean? Floribbean combines cooking techniques and fresh ingredients of Florida with the flavor and style of the Caribbean Islands. It was the corner of Ocean Drive and 10th Street on Miami Beach where I was a Chef of a well known Seafood Restaurant at The Clevelander …

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Chicken Marsala with mushrooms, red and green peppers – Eating your way to happines

There are many variations to this recipe but it would not be Chicken Marsala if not made with the amazing wine that is produced in the Marsala region of Sicily. This is my fourth recipe in the series Eating your way to happiness. This week, if you have been keeping up with this blog, I …

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Ravioli with a Creamy Pesto Sauce – Eating your way to happiness

Ravioli with a Creamy Pesto Sauce Translated from Italian is Ravioli Alla Pesto Cremoso,  When I lived in Providence, I took a chefs job in an Italian Restaurant in Johnston Rhode Island just outside of Providence. I introduced it on the Specials board one night and it was a huge hit. Emeril, a chef from …

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French Bistro Style Quiche – Eating your way to happiness

French Bistro Style Quiche. A name I came up with for the classic Quiche Lorraine. The recipe  came from a French Bistro in Larchmont, New York when I was a young sous chef at the renowned Harry's Sauteuse. It was about 1985 and I was living in this quaint town, I was chef du jour, …

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Baked Ziti of the abundant kind – Eating your way to happiness

"Ziti Al Forno Abundanzza" Baked Ziti of the abundant kind.The family recipe dates back to the 17th century. The Golzio family, on my Grandmother's side,  is from the Northern Region of Italy, Piedmonte. There is a small town in that region named San Giuseppe which is just a few kilometers from Biela, an hour west …

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