Traditional Italian Meatballs

In Italy, if you ask for Spaghetti and meatballs, you’ll get a puzzled look. However, if you’re in the Abruzzo Region of Italy 🇮🇹, you’ll be pleased you can order “ Chitarrine alla Teramana”. This is the closest you’ll find to Spaghetti and Meatballs. Grandpa Tony was from Abruzzo Region, therefore, “Chitarrine alla Teramana “…

Traditional Pizza and Pasta Types

Ever since I can remember, my Grandpa Tony Varze (born in the Abruzzo Region of Southern Italy) taught me the traditional Italian cuisine. Pizza wasn’t any different. Most specifically how Pizza toppings are so different then North American Pizza. Authentic Pizza Dough Recipe— Click Here Grandpa Tony taught me these classics : 1. Margherita Pizza…

Pasta cremosa di Pollo con Parmigiano Reggiano

This evening I made my grandfather’s Italian dish : “ Pasta cremosa di Pollo con Parmigiano Reggiano” my grandfather introduced to me when I was a young boy. Nonno ( Grandpa) was born in Corropoli, Italy. In English terms, Grandpa Tony signature dish is : Creamy Chicken Pasta with Parmigiana Reggiano . It’s closely related…

Bolognese Ragu Sauce

As said in a previous post, my Grandfather was born in the Abruzzo Region of Southern Italy. When he came to Canada, he brought his Italian cuisine with him.  The dish I’m introducing today is a fusion of my Grandfather’s Neapolitan ragù , which most Italians refer to as “Ragù Napoletano “ a traditional Italian meat…

My Italian heritage and Abruzzo Region of Southern Italy

Even though I was born in Canada, my Mom and Grandfather were born in the Abruzzo Region of Southern Italy.  My grandfather, Tony Varze decided to move to Canada to start his own Olive Oil business (imported from Abruzzo Region).  My great grandmother taught her son, Tony Varze the family secret tomato gravy recipe (aka…

Chicken Carbonara Fettuccine

One of my favourite pasta dishes is Fettuccine Chicken Carbonara that can be made using practically any kind of pasta you have available. If I don’t have fettuccine available, I use the next best pasta in my pantry.  Today so happen to be spaghetti. Here’s the recipe : Ingredients: 2 raw chicken breast cut into cubes…

Traditional Chicken Cacciatore by Chef Bari

Good Afternoon ! What’s for dinner tonight? How about Chicken Cacciatore ! A fine Italian dish.  Ingredients 4 – 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs 3 tablespoons of Olive oil  2 medium onions – medium cut 1 Green Bell Pepper – small cut  3 cloves of fresh minced garlic 2 teaspoons of Italian herb seasoning (Costco…