NOLA Charred Oysters

Today is Fat Tuesday which cumulates the beginning of the Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans. The first Mardi Gras parade in NOLA dates back to 1837. It is a celebration of life held before the subdued holiday of Ash Wednesday. New Orleans is known for it’s night life, history, music and especially it’s food….

Roasted Red Peppers

Ciao Bella. One of my favorite side dishes to compliment fresh mozzarella is roasted red peppers. I also enjoy them on an Italian cold cut sandwich. I’ve never been a fan of the ones sold in a jar. The peppers are usually too big and to preserve them, they add vinegar which I personally feel…

Panelle Siciliane

I was reminiscing about my childhood and the times my parents would take me to eat Sicilian food. For those not in the know, there is a distinct difference between Italian food and Sicilian delicacies. Depending on what section of Brooklyn, NY we were in, we always went to one of two places. Those places…

MOULES FARCIES

Moules Farcies is a traditional French mussels dish in which the mussels are stuffed then baked (You can also grill them). “The Beast” enjoys this simple yet elegant dish as a appetizer. It is an easy to prepare, yet it will wow your guests. Moules Farcies pairs well with a dry white wine. Ingredients: 1…