Italian Archive

  • PEOPLE DON’T DO THIS ANYMORE / a step-by-step recipe for a successful in-home dinner party

    PEOPLE DON’T DO THIS ANYMORE / a step-by-step recipe for a successful in-home dinner party

    By Larry Levine – “Thank you for including us. People don’t do this anymore.” So said one of our guests at the end of a dinner party Jennifer and I hosted at our home recently. I thought about it after and realized to a large extent she was correct. People don’t seem to do intimate […]

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  • KITCHEN QUICKIES – Linguini with shrimp

    KITCHEN QUICKIES – Linguini with shrimp

    By Larry Levine – Whoever invented pasta, shrimp and tomatoes must have had a 9 to 5 job. Give me a nice fresh tomato, some jumbo shrimp and a pantry well stocked with pastas and other basics and I can walk in the door and have you sitting down to eat in a flash. For […]

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  • KITCHEN QUICKIES – Jennifer’s Baked Spaghetti with Garden Sauce

    KITCHEN QUICKIES – Jennifer’s Baked Spaghetti with Garden Sauce

    By Larry Levine – Jennifer doesn’t like to cook. However, early in our marriage, while I was working to establish myself in a new career and our two sons were not yet in school full time, Jennifer did most of the cooking. It was during that time that she developed this recipe based on something […]

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  • KITCHEN QUICKIES –  Pasta Piselli

    KITCHEN QUICKIES – Pasta Piselli

    By Michelle Reynolds – This is a simple pasta dish that you can have ready and on the table in 20 to 30 minutes. It’s a very common primi piatti in Italian-American households.  The choice of pasta is important because you want the pasta to be similar in size to the peas. Ditalini, conchigliette, or […]

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  • CACCIUCCO LIVORNESE

    CACCIUCCO LIVORNESE

    By Larry Levine This is the recipe I created after reading about the dish in Mediterranean Summer (see recipes page on Table Talk at Larrys.com). Later, I discovered a simpler recipe at the back of the book. The recipe in the book substitutes a pre-made marinara sauce for the sauce I made. According to the […]

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