michele becci

Rustic Strawberry Crostata, The Stuff of Dreams, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

The Stuff of Dreams: Rustic Strawberry Crostata

In my imaginary (yet-maybe-someday) life, I live on a little Italian hillside - nestled between the dreamy blue-tinged sea and vibrant fragrant hills...
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...