Why Recipes At My Table?
Recipes at my table is my way of documenting some of my family recipes and traditions. Growing up Italian consisted of a unique call to the table, which was a cowbell, situated at the bottom of the stairs. When we heard it ring, it meant supper was ready. It was a time to bring our stories of adventure to the table as we sat around with the most wonderful meals. A table is round, square, long, short, on the floor, off the floor or made by putting a table-cloth somewhere. People today don’t come together at the table as often as they should. When they do, they bring their phones and as a result , they don’t talk anymore.
Recipes at my table brings you food preparation that is easy and that you can enjoy with family, friends or just yourself. Over the years, I have tweaked the family recipes to make them healthier, but I will always include the original version. I also love to experiment and try new foods, and of course make them Italian in some way.
My Italian Roots
My Nonna Emilia was a no-fuss Italian. Everything she made in the kitchen was inspired by her passion of turning a few ingredients into mouth-watering meals. She taught me to do the same in my kitchen without giving up taste or tradition. My mother is also an inspiration. A cancer survivor, she lives to cook for her family and friends. She cooks with love.
An award of creativity and flavor
Italian home made recipes past down from Generations
Recipes inspired from Passion
Chefs don't make mistakes, they make new dishes
Calabrese Sunday Sauce
The traditional Italian Sunday meal consists of red sauce and meat. My Calabrese Sunday Sauce makes me smile as I put in all the ingredients like nonna did. I love going to the local butcher here in Leamington for the Sunday sauce meat. Nonna used a trio of meats; a good Sunday sauce has beef, pork and veal.
Pork With a Bite
Growing up in a Calabrese home there were wars about hot peppers. Nonno Salvatore grew the little red peppers in the garden and in the house during the winter. It was a tradition to bring some to a wedding and pass them around. Everyone sliced them over everything. Pork With a Bite gets a kick from salsa and red hot chilli peppers from Calabria.