Tag: pasta

Lido, A Hidden Gem In Harlem

Lido, A Hidden Gem In Harlem

Some of the best things come out of necessity and such was the opening of Lido Restaurant five years ago, when owner Susannah Koteen realized the need for an outstanding Italian restaurant in Harlem. The Harlem food scene was just emerging and the opening of Lido certainly helped to raise the bar. The restaurant, a […]

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Giulia’s Kitchen in Cliffside Park

Giulia’s Kitchen in Cliffside Park

When my Aunt suggested we try a favorite restaurant of hers in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, I was a bit surprised. She lives about 25 minutes away and her bar is set high. She has traveled all over the world and dined at many of the finest restaurants, so I was more than a little […]

| September 16, 2015
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My Favorite Formaggio – Parmigiano Reggiano

My Favorite Formaggio – Parmigiano Reggiano

I have to admit, I am a formaggio (cheese in Italian) addict and I love all of the great Italian choices including fresh Mozzarella, Pecorino Romano and Ricotta, but my absolute favorite is Parmigiano Reggiano. Parmigiano Reggiano is the Diva of parmesans and well worth choosing only the authentic version. It is a hard cheese […]

| June 5, 2013
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Healthy Chicken Carbonara

Healthy Chicken Carbonara

As a food and wine writer, I am constantly trying new restaurants and going to wine tastings which I enjoy tremendously, but staying fit is also a top priority. In order to maintain a balanced lifestyle I am continually on a search for new ways to counteract my over- indulgences. Fitness is a great way […]

| February 4, 2013
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Pasta Fagioli, Italian Soul Food

Pasta Fagioli, Italian Soul Food

Pasta Fagioli (meaning pasta and beans) aka “pasta fazool” in Italian American vernacular started as a vegetarian peasant food.  The commonly used ingredients include beans, onions, carrots and celery along with tomato sauce and spices.  These ingredients vary by season and region. As the dish has evolved, each area added it’s own personal touch such […]

| January 16, 2013
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5 Restaurant Ideas Near Grand Central NYC

5 Restaurant Ideas Near Grand Central NYC

If you are heading to meet friends near Grand Central Station before commuting home, you don’t have to settle for a casual snack. Here are 5 dining ideas for those who are looking for a memorable meal near Grand Central Station.   Vitae – 4 East 46th (Between Fifth and Madison) –The classic contemporary American […]

| January 7, 2013
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