michele becci

Seafood Brodetto, Italian Fish, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

A Tasty Kettle of Fish: Seafood Brodetto

My paternal grandfather grew up on Italy’s Adriatic coast in the small village of Senigallia in Le Marche. I remember little of my grandfather as he...
Food Memories, Grilled Swordfish, Chickpea Puree, Salmoriglio Sauce, Italian food, Italian tradition

Food Memories: Grilled Swordfish with Chickpea Puree and Salmoriglio Sauce

With a beautiful spring day in full bloom, I finally had time to plant my new little herb garden – basil, oregano, parsley, tarragon, mint, rosemary...
Fabulous Fennel Baked Red Snapper, Italian food, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Fabulous Fennel: Baked Red Snapper with Fennel, Potatoes and Lemon

Finally, spring is in the air! After a long and arduous winter for so many of us, you can feel moods and spirits lighten. There is a spring in our...
Spaghetti Squash, Sausage Kale, Sun-dried, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Fear not the Spaghetti Squash! Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Sausage Kale and Sun-dried Tomatoes

I have a food blogger confession. Truth be told, I used to be terrified of the spaghetti squash. I would gracefully cast my eyes aside as I passed...
Weekend Brunch, Eggs in Purgatory, Italian-style, Colazione, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Weekend Brunch: Eggs, Italian-style

Brunch is one of my favorite meals. There is nothing more comforting than long, lazy mornings loafing around in your pajamas while whipping up a dish...
Chickpea, Sausage and Kale Soup

Chickpea Love: Simple Soups to Warm the Soul

With the weather turning quite chilly here on the east coast, I crave the simple pleasures of the season - the comforting aroma from a pot of soup...
Artichoke and Tomato Sformato

Eat Your Veggies Italian Style: Artichoke and Tomato Sformato

I still remember the first time I crossed paths with a sformato. I was traveling through Italy with a few friends and we stopped at a local trattoria...
Swordfish with Capers, Garlic and Lemon - Calabrian Style

Recipe from the toe of Italy's boot: Swordfish Calabrian Style

Calabria sits at the toe of the Italian boot. This relatively undiscovered region is bathed in a stark pristine beauty from its sea through to its...
Pasta with Tuna and Tomatoes

Pasta with Tuna and Tomatoes

The fridge is stocked; the pasta machine is at the ready; and the pasta is drying. I am expecting a house full of company tomorrow and it won’t be...
Fish Market, Montalcino, Shrimp with Pancetta, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Little Fish Market in the Wall: Shrimp with Pancetta over Chickpea Puree

On my first few visits to Montalcino, I would pass a little closed door in one of the walls of the village. I was never able to catch it open to...

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