Food & Ingredients

Fried pies

New York City, ever on the cusp of the latest pizza innovations, has resurrected an old Italian favorite: fried pies. Two pizzerias, Forcella (, with two locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and PizzArte ( in Manhattan, are offering a few options for those who want to go a step beyond the traditional bake. “Fried pizza is actually very new … More

Chef Santo Bruno

Potato Salad

Hello, my readers! This month’s recipe is for a delicious potato salad, one of the world’s great comfort foods. We often associate potato salad with summertime and picnics, but it’s a great holiday dish as well. Waxy potatoes are the best choice for potato salads because they hold their … More


Meet Cane Ross Owner Jay Jerrier, the Merry Prankster of Pizza

Some people just can’t take a joke. Those people should probably steer clear of Cane Rosso ( and Zoli’s NY Pizza (, a group of phenomenally successful pizzerias in the Dallas area owned by Jay Jerrier. Depending on your definition of “funny,” Jerrier, Dallas’ merry prankster of pizza, will … More

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Baked Fennel With Parmesan Cheese

Hello, my readers! Today I want to talk to you about fennel. Fennel has a distinctive flavor reminiscent of licorice. The Italians call it finocchio and use it in various recipes. It’s firm, crunchy, a little bit sweet, and it’s delicious by itself, mixed in a salad or baked … More

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Falling in Love at That’s Amore

Today I want to tell you about one of my favorite restaurants here in Tampa. That’s Amore ( is a beautiful Italian restaurant with a waterfront view on Tampa’s Harbour Island. It’s the perfect place to take a date or to celebrate your anniversary with your beautiful wife. This … More