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L&B Spumoni Gardens

In 1917, a man named Ludovico Barbati came to the U.S. from a place called Torella Di Lombardi in Italy. Fast forward some 20 odd years, and he was learning how to make pizza from a baker in a garage on West 8th Street in Brooklyn. 1,010 more words


Our Holiday Favorites: Seafood Marinara

One of the best things about my family is that we’re all “mutts.” My siblings and I have Lithuanian, German, English, Scotch-Irish, and Italian blood flowing through our veins. 288 more words


A Sicilian Plays the Accordion

I was delighted to receive this spontaneous short video from Angela Savoca, my Sicilian friend whom I believe is truly my cousin. This is her father, Antonio, playing the accordion. 21 more words

Italy Travel

An Italian Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving 2014, The Blairs decided to have a big Italian Dinner in lieu of Turkey and the normal sides.  Grandpa Cordaro from Sicily passed away this year and in his honor, we had a big Sicilian feast.   136 more words


Sunday Gravy

Sunday Gravy

Finished making enough meatballs, sausage and braciole aka “gravy” for spaghetti to last me at least until February. Few hours work pays off for my all time favorite comfort meal. 172 more words


Savory Spare Ribs from Brooklyn

Now I’m getting a little silly with Google maps and their wild way of getting you an image of a particular building. Snapshots from my past appear with a few key strokes (plus my solid memory of addresses!). 453 more words


Lo Skipper Club

It is rare to find a great seafood restaurant in land-locked Firenze; rarer still to find a nautical club; and hardest of all to find Lo Skipper Club hidden inside Firenze’s nautical club. 479 more words