The Kneaded Bread

June 20, 2011

Quite possibly one of the best places around to get fresh bread, this local spot is a must stop for anyone driving through Port Chester. My friend, Leslie, who happens to be a long time favorite customer at Kneaded Bread, brings me by here every time we’re in town, and I end up spending the days following loading up on carbs. They also have great pastries and sandwiches.

Fresh bread

Provolone Bread

Country and Provolone bread

An assortment of breads

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A Daytrip to Italy

March 13, 2011

Well almost. At least as close as I’ve ever come to Italy without actually hopping on a plane. A few friends and I ventured to Arthur Ave in the Bronx on Saturday. I have heard great things about the authentic food selections available, but have yet to make the trek uptown. And it was well worth it. We quite possibly may have eaten enough in that one afternoon and evening to compensate for an entire week’s worth of food. Hence why this post has an overabundance of photos, I couldn’t bare to leave anything out. After carting back as many bags as possible, we prepared a meal of some of the best cheeses, meats, calamari, pasta and desserts.

Fresh Bread

Cosenza's Fish Market

Oysters on the half shell. We only bought 3 rounds. They were that good.

Casa Della Mozzarella. After purchasing 2 1/2 pounds of cheese, they gave us more fresh mozzarella in case we couldn't wait until we got home. Amazing,

Biancardi Meats behind the scenes where all the prep goes down

Biancardi Meats

Borgatti's prepping some fresh pasta for us

Arthur Ave Market

Provolone, Mozzarella, Sliced ricotta cheese, bread and tomatoes topped off with fresh basil from the farmer's market

Focaccia and fresh mozzarella

Canolli from Egidio's

Tomatoes and Ricotta

Frying up some calamari from Cosenza's

Late Autumn Picnic

November 28, 2010

Strolling through Syracuse’s Sunday morning flea market, I found amazing vintage Native American fabrics that inspired me to have an afternoon picnic with fresh bread, cheese, fruits and my great-grandmother Hazel’s cheese grater, before heading back to the city and work tomorrow morning.

French bread & pears

Cranberries, Challerhocker cheese, apples & pears

Thanksgiving Dinner

November 26, 2010

Hope everyone stateside had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday yesterday. Here’s a sampling of our traditional dinner enjoyed by the family at my grandmother’s house in Syracuse, NY.

Banana bread & dinner rolls

Olives & Pickles

Turkey & Stuffing