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Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Once again I have a recipe that isn’t Italian based. Some purists might go so far as to say fried rice is not truly a Chinese food either. I actually think it’s Chinese-American cooking. Just yesterday I found a book on ethnic cooking and learned a ton of new information about foods that are traditionally … Continue reading

Potato Pancakes with Fried Apples

Potato Pancakes with Fried Apples

You are probably asking yourself what part of potato pancakes are Italian. Nothing! But guess what? I don’t eat Italian food daily but I do think about it daily, that counts right? Plus we love a variety of foods so I cook a lot of ethnic dishes. I have a class scheduled for the end … Continue reading

My 2011 Christmas menu

Photo Credit: Explore Italian culture As promised, here are my menus for Christmas eve and Christmas day for this year. I searched the interwebs for more information about traditional Italian holiday menus and found more ideas for this year. Some of this may not be truly traditional but it’s all around just good Italian food. … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day Menu

This year we are going to eat a mostly traditional Thanksgiving day meal. I usually rebel and make something Italian but for some reason I am not giving in to my rebelliousness this time around. But I have to tell you I have warned the family that Christmas will be Italian! Of course we’ll have … Continue reading

Why do I teach cooking classes?

I’ve been asking myself this question since I’ve had a rash of classes over the past week. My simple answer is this- I love to cook and I love to teach others how to cook. I get so much joy from watching people learn they can make delicious foods in their own kitchen and it … Continue reading

If the truth be told…

I am having a bit of trouble considering myself a food blogger at this point. I’ve been doing a bit of thinking about this blog of mine and where I want to go with it. My eating habits have changed quite a bit over the last few months and while I’m not complaining, especially since … Continue reading

Quinoa! Who knew?

I had no idea quinoa was such a great food. It’s a grain, full of protein, vitamins and minerals essential for our bodies. It’s also tasty and easy to prepare. It’s versatile according to the variety of recipes I’ve found online. Tonight I made quinoa, just plain with nothing but water and salt. It really … Continue reading