Penne Tofu with Impostor Alfredo

This is my humble contribution to the National “Italian Food” Day, as announced by Foodimentarycom. Where do newlyweds go on their honeymoon? To all kinds or romantic places, right? And what is more romantic than Rome, where even the word romantic comes from? Imagine a legendary couple (the term celebrity wasn’t trendy yet), both of them world famous movie…

Mangold Pasta – Feel Like a Roman

I like browsing through recipes online, especially Russian and Ukrainian ones where I sometimes derive comfort from finding old favorites and often learn something new. That’s how one day I came across Mangold Salad. It looked interesting, so I googled it – in English. According to Wikipedia, it was simply Swiss chard. Back to the…

Divine Tenor’s Favorite Dish

Enrico Caruso was born in Naples at the end of 19th century. He is considered by many “the greatest tenor ever lived.” His divine voice an exquisite presence on stage captivated opera audiences all over the world. This is an excerpt from The Great Caruso, a biographical film made in 1951, starring Mario Lanza, a…

The Diva pasta … pasta alla Norma

Originally posted on My Home Food That's Amore:
Pasta alla Norma comes from Sicily and, in particular, from Catania.  Rumours still abide that it was the Sicilian writer, publisher, journalist and producer of theatrical works, Nino Martoglio, who came up with ‘title’ for this pasta sauce, comparing it to the sublime of Vincenzo Bellini’s…

The World Is Macaroni: Pasta Fagioli

Marco Polo went to China. It was a very long way from Venice, and the sailors who were part of his expedition, sick of sea rations, craved homemade food. One of them, while on a shore leave, met a beautiful girl who was making noodles. History is not clear whether he had fallen in love…

Mangold Pasta – Feel Like a Roman

I like browsing through recipes online, especially Russian and Ukrainian ones where I sometimes derive comfort from finding old favorites and often learn something new. That’s how one day I came across Mangold Salad. It looked interesting, so I googled it – in English. According to Wikipedia, it was simply Swiss chard. Back to the…

Penne Tofu with Impostor Alfredo

Where do newlyweds go on their honeymoon? To all kinds or romantic places, right? And what is more romantic than Rome, where even the word romantic comes from? Imagine a legendary couple (the term celebrity wasn’t trendy yet), both of them world famous movie stars, “America’s Sweetheart” and “The King of Hollywood,”  enjoying their honeymoon…

Meatless Macaroni a la Sailor

I have been getting feedback about my stories. It seems that you, beautiful people, like my stories more than my recipes. Surprising development; however, here is a very strange story about a very simple recipe, so simple that, according to one Russian chef, even a total novice will not manage to get it wrong. It’s…