Braciole, Italian Rolled Steak

Braciole, pronounced Brah-CHO-leh, is stuffed and rolled tenderized thick or thinly cut steak. The recipes are varied and every family has a secret stuffing that is handed down through the generations. My recipe was taught by my Italian Suocera (Mother-in-law) and I modified it a bit (left out the grated parmigiana) so my dairy allergic family could enjoy it. It… Continue reading Braciole, Italian Rolled Steak

Broccoli Rabe ‘Contorno’

I've traveled Italy from Venice to Sicily and everywhere in between, and I have taken notice of a few cultural differences that set us apart. The most prevalent is the enjoyment of their meals. The Italians don't prepare foods and keep them warm under lights. It is made and served fresh or looked upon as… Continue reading Broccoli Rabe ‘Contorno’