About: Food Edition!
Coming from a family with an Israeli mother and a Sicilian father, eating good food was always a very important aspect of growing up in our household. In addition, my father is an executive chef from Sicily who cooked his way across Europe in his younger days, and now operates a restaurant of his own in Riverview, Florida (formerly known as the Laughing Cat, it now operates as Cafe Italia). From the age of 11 through the end of my bachelor’s degree, I worked weekends and summers in his restaurants. Somewhere along the way, I discovered a passion for cooking that rivals my longstanding one with music.
In this blog, I’ll making my way through his personal recipe book and adapting it for the home kitchen, as well as sharing some of my own recipes and creations with you.
Well, what do you know. I blink, 6 months go by, and the next thing I know my blog is looking pretty lonely. My apologies to those of you who actually might have been looking for an update! One of the things keeping me busy these past few months has been a heavy...read more
All right, enough procrastinating. One of the main reasons I started this blog was to work my way through my father’s cookbook, recreating and adapting his recipes to my own liking. But once the blog was up and running, I got distracted by the things I’ve been cooking...read more
One of the most memorable parts of working for my father while growing up was getting to work at every single station in his restaurant's kitchens. After chopping through hundreds (14-year-old me says millions) of boxes of various mushrooms, peeling bags upon bags of...read more
Breakfast sandwiches hold a very special place in my heart (er, stomach). When done right, they are everything that you could ever want in the morning: eggs, bacon, cheese, greens, and bread, all in one messy yet rewarding bite. If you’re like me, as soon as you awake...read more
This whole thing is a bit surreal for me. You see, I’ve been “planning” to start a food blog for approximately four years now; four years of thinking about it, brainstorming names/recipes, and nitpicking every detail until it prevented me from actually doing anything!...read more