Tag Archives: Italian

Recipe: Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers

This Italian-American classic apparently appeared on The Sopranos, but I first encountered it at Danny’s Mio Posto, a high-end place in Saratoga Springs, NY favored by the toffs who frequent the Race Course. Allow 1 pork chop (about 3/4 lb) … Continue reading

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Recipe: Vinegar Peppers

An essential component of Chicken Riggies and (obviously) Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers, these couldn’t be easier to make. Your home prep won’t be exactly the same as Casa Visco or other Italian-American brands, but it’s definitely close enough to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Utica-Style Chicken Riggies

There are a lot of renditions of Chicken Riggies on the internet, but this is the real deal. I know because I brought home an order from the Chesterfield Restaurant, where Mike Schultz claims he put this Italian-American classic on the … Continue reading

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The Italian Trade Commission comes to Price Chopper, and that’s a good thing

Why are Italian delis filled with shelves of enticing jarred and canned foods, but not American or Jewish delis? Why is your supermarket stocked with box after box of Italian pasta in shapes you could never imagine? Because the Italians, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Panzanella (Italian Bread Salad)

This is a good way to use up over-ripe late season tomatoes, stale sourdough bread and whatever else you might have on hand. Serves 6. Ingredients (basic): 1 lb or so stale sourdough bread, Italian or other sturdy white loaf … Continue reading

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Uncle Steve’s Arribiata Sauce

I have a soft spot for celebrity pasta sauces. First, I think jarred sauce is pretty generic so most any attempt to dress it up is likely to yield positive results. Second, I totally buy the notion of the pressured … Continue reading

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Recipe: Italian Style Sauteed Greens

This is my go-to recipe whenever I want a robust dish of greens as a side dish. Kale or collards are best, though I think the first I tried the recipe it was designed for spinach. Serves 6-8. Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading

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Recipe: Classic Red Tomato Sauce a la Marcella Hazan

Wonderful for pasta or pizza Ingredients: 10 pounds San Marzano tomatoes 1 ½ cup each finely chopped onion, celery and carrot Extra Virgin Olive Oil (mild, not overly “grassy” in taste) Salt and sugar Method: Dump the tomatoes into a … Continue reading

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