Tag Archives: Italian-American

“Thoughts on the Table” Podcast: Interview with Yours Truly!

Folks, I sat down recently with Paolo Rigiroli of the Thoughts on the Table podcast to talk about the story behind Memorie di Angelina, the Italian-American experience, authenticity in Italian cooking, and lots more. If you’d like to listen in, you can find our conversation on iTunes or on Paolo’s great blog, Quatro Fromaggio and other […]

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Lobster «Fra Diavolo»

As regular readers will know, it’s become a traditional here at Memorie di Angelina to feature an Italian-American dish every Columbus Day weekend. This year’s entry is Lobster Fra Diavolo, or “Brother Devil’s Lobster”. A distant cousin to Southern Italian seafood and pasta dishes like spaghetti allo scoglio, its pairing of what would be, in […]

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Memorie di Angelina in the news

Friends, Just a quick note as we dash off to visit family for Christmas. One of my favorite food writers, Domenica Marchetti, has written a lovely article about the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian-American tradition, in the exciting new online magazine American Food Roots. Well, guess who’s featured in said article? You just […]

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Columbus Day Special: Chicken Parmesan

  It’s become a tradition on this blog to dedicate a post every Columbus Day to Italian-American dishes like the iconic “Sunday Sauce” or the San Franciscan fish stew Cioppino. This year, we present Chicken Parmesan. While Sunday Sauce and Cioppino remain pretty much staples of the  Italian-American community, it’s hard to think of an Italian-American dish, […]

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Il ragù della domenica (Sunday Sauce)

On this Columbus Day, for some reason I started thinking about my childhood. My passion for food began early, and most of my culinary Ur-memories lead me back to Sunday dinners at nonna Angelina’s place. About noontime, after Sunday Mass, the family would congregate around the enormous table (or so it seemed to my young […]

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