My Banana Bread Recipe

Whoever invented Banana Bread should have received a Nobel Prize. It’s a luscious and soul-warming amalgam of bananas, vanilla, cinnamon and chunky walnuts. And really, try to think of another food that gets better as it blackens?! Its flavors concentrate and explode as it sweetly ripens. The word, which hasn’t changed or been altered from…

My Recipe Box

The recipe box. This is my mom’s, my grandmother’s, my aunt’s, my great grandmother’s and even my dad’s. A box of my traditions with recipes scribbled down, some in Italian. It’s an anthropological treasure trove of what was eaten in the 20th century, immigrant Italian specialties such as ‘crespelle’ (Italian crepes) and a cheese bread…

Traditional French Apple Galette Recipe

French Apple Galette I learned how to make this dessert in Normandy from a friend’s mom, Madame Genet.  It’s flat and thin and full of flavor and sweetness.  The crust is basically a shortbread and it’s topped with the quintessential French pastry glaze – apricot jam. What You’ll Need The Glaze Jar of apricot jam…