Category Archives: Food Writing

Traditional Zeppole di San Giuseppe

One night towards the end of July, I accidentally wandered into an Italian street festival somewhere in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and was immediately reminded of the year I spent in Florence. It was my freshman year of college, the first time I had ever left my small town in the small state of Rhode Island. Most of the time, I could pass for a local: My grandfather had immigrated to the United States from Naples when he was a boy, and I began learning to speak Italian around the same age he was when he moved to America…

Read the full article on Food52.com: To Find Real (Cream-Filled!) Zeppole, Head to Rhode Island

Feature photo by Rocky Luten.

Homemade Pasta

As an amateur cook aspiring to follow in the path of mother’s effortlessly perfect dinners, I had always been fascinated by the idea of making pasta by hand. But when my first forays into the kitchen revealed that I couldn’t even get boxed brownies right, making homemade pasta for my Italian family seemed like an impossible feat…

Read the full article on Saveur.com: The Best Tools For Making Perfect Fresh Pasta At Home

Featured photo by Matt Taylor-Gross, Saveur.