Thoughts From the Crowd at San Gennaro

From September 14 to 24, vendors are packed into the streets of Little Italy for the annual Feast of San Gennaro. The festival has been a city tradition for the past 91 years. But something is a little different this year. “It’s way too New York now,” said Rebecca, a young mom from Queens who has been coming to the fair for about 20 years. … Continue reading Thoughts From the Crowd at San Gennaro

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 … Continue reading Homemade Pasta

“Luka Lu Made in YU”

Шалим се, лепа. Cyrillic was scribbled on the inside of the styrofoam to-go box from the best dinner we’d had in months. “Just kidding, beautiful,” it said. “I knew he was a Serb, I knew it! I saw it in his eyes,” Jovana exclaimed with with an eye roll and a laugh. The young waiter had pretended to be confused when she spoke Serbian to … Continue reading “Luka Lu Made in YU”