Marianna’s Eggplant Caponata

What do I love most about Italian cooks?  I love the way we “wing it.”   When sharing recipes, we don’t usually give detailed instructions, unless baking.  We share a general idea about how the dish is made.    Whether it’s your grandmother’s recipe or your girlfriend’s, chances are that there won’t be much information on measurements … Continue reading

Ida’s Vinegar Peppers (Sort of)

Italian stuffed vinegar peppers are a Christmas favorite of mine.   I don’t recall my mother or grandmothers ever making these, but I do know that they are a family tradition for many Italians at this time of year. I was first introduced to this tradition over 20 years ago, and once again, it was love … Continue reading