Chicken (or Veal) Parmigiana

Every time I make chicken or veal parmigiana, I am transplanted back in time to the late 50s and 60s.  Next to pizza and spaghetti and meatballs, this was indeed the most famous Italian dish.  It was Italian home cooking at it’s finest, and I loved it!  However, whenever I ordered this dish at a … Continue reading

Marcella Hazan’s Veal Scaloppine with Tomatoes

Ever since Marcella Hazan died in late September, I’ve been wanting to post my favorite recipe of her’s, but it wasn’t easy to pick.  My sister gave me her first cookbook, “The Classic Italian Cookbook” in 1980, and I think I spent the next 5 years making almost every recipe in it.  Her recipes are … Continue reading

Barbecued Veal Chops

Vegetarians beware.  This post may contain disturbing pictures.  I’m sensitive to the beliefs of vegetarians and always honor their requests when cooking for them.  While I generally follow a Mediterranean diet of mostly vegetables, grains, legumes and fish,  I do desire a piece of meat now and then.  So when given the opportunity to cook … Continue reading

Meatloaves

When I think of meatloaf, I don’t find myself recalling fond memories of childhood.  My mother did make something she called meatloaf, and as a child I knew no better.  Once I tasted meatloaf in it’s true culinary form, I realized that what my mother made was merely a very large meatball, shaped into a … Continue reading

Italian Style Pot Roast

Whenever I have a craving for good old American pot roast, I pull out this very old recipe card and have a chuckle.  It was part of the collection that I typed up from my mom’s recipes before I got married (for the first time) in 1973.  After reading it back to her for final … Continue reading