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Spaghetti al sugo di carne We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. President John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1962 I often find myself wondering what my grandfather, Gaetano Crocetti, thought as he sailed to […]
Created 122 years ago – June 11,1889 – Napoli, Italia Get your pizza on. Pizza Margherita to be specific. It’s what’s for dinner. Yes, 122 years ago – June 11, 1889 Queen Margherita of Savoy’s coach rolled into Napoli, and in her honor pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito of Pizzeria di Pietro e Basta Cosi (translation: “Peter’s […]
This is Part 1 of a series For detailed information and photo essays on how to make corzetti, along with recipes, please delve further into The Corzetti Files: The Intagliatore of Chiavari, The Corzetti Files – Part 2 Corzetti agli Spinaci con Gorgonzola, The Corzetti Files – Part 3 Where to Buy Corzetti Stamps, The […]
Pasta Fazool. Pasta Fazoo. Pasta fa Zuole. Pasta e Fagioli. Italians call it a lot of things. My dad, Bill Crocetti, called it delizioso. He used to make his own. Nope, this dish was not entrusted to my mother. Uh uh. Funny how you can want a dish just so. That is when you have […]
We called her Mom. Her full name was Angela Barra Crocetti. She was my paternal grandmother, and woe betide the individual who addressed her as such. It was Mom. Period. And her husband, Gaetano, well, we called him Pop. That’s just the way it was. Mom was born in Fernwood, Ohio in 1898. My grandfather, […]