italian-recipesI’m happy to share something with you. About a year ago, I published a book, The Real Taste of Italy. This contains 32 of my best, authentic Italian recipes. Now, I’m going to share all of these recipes with you right here, one by one.

This is the first in a series of 32 articles that will contain the very best, authentic, Italian recipes that have been prepared by my family for over a hundred years. Each day, a new Italian recipe will be featured as the Recipe of the Day. You definitely don’t want to miss this.

spaghetti sauceWhat better recipe is there to begin this series than my famous Spaghetti Sauce Recipe? Response to this recipe has been tremendous. I have been flooded with emails thanking me for this recipe, and asking me questions about it. To get this amazing recipe, all you have to do is go to it from here, or go to the Recipe of the Day on the right.

Remember, each day, there will be a new recipe. I sincerely hope you enjoy this series as much as I’ll enjoy bringing it to you. My only concern is your enjoyment of good food.

Arrivederci, Amico !

And, like always, remember. Every time you sit at the table,

Enjoy Your Food!

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hot-dog-sauceIn a previous article, I said that my home town, Birmingham, Alabama is the Hot Dog Capital of the World. Now I’m going to show you how to make a delicious hot dog. After you see this, you may think of a hot dog as a delicacy, instead of something you eat at the ball game. (read more…)

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I even set up a new category to write this, Foods I Like.

Let’s do away with two myths that you may have. First, hog head cheese is not a dairy product. It’s not cheese. It’s a cold cut, and a very delicious one, I might add.


Second, if you know anything about hog head cheese, you may be saying to yourself, “Oh My God! This guy has to be kidding!” Here in the South, you may know of it by its other name, Souse Meat. Souse meat consists of Pig Snouts and Pig Ears, formed into a cold cut. But allow me to put another myth to rest. This is the way it was exclusively made in the old days. Today, when most people make it, they use the kind of pork that you may be more inclined to eat – Boston Butts, Pork Roast or Country Style Ribs. However, if made with the real thing, hog head, it is
D E L I C I O U S ! (read more…)

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It’s just like Magic. To create a hot dog that one would almost be willing to die for can be nothing but Sheer Magic.


The Hot Dog Capital of the World is, in fact, The Magic City. (read more…)

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My Little Sister, Sarah, loves to make exotic desserts. She is very good at it. She surpassed herself this week with a Chocolate Cherry Cream Cake. So, what else is new?

Here’s what’s left of it, and it still looks good.


Every time she makes a dessert that is better than the previous one she has made, I always say to her, “You’re not going to surpass this.” But, she always does. She’s done it before, and she’ll do it again. (read more…)

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