This is a take on the classic Portuguese dish, Alentejana, a brilliant combination of pork and clams. It's a classic example of how simple, rustic ingredients can orchestrate perfection. Linguica is a Portuguese smoked, cured sausage flavored with paprika and garlic, If you can't find it, substitute chorizo. Serve the clams with crusty bread for mopping up the broth. Just, yum.Read More
My mom made us Baked Stuffed Clams on "fish Fridays" (yep, good Catholic girl). Truth be told, there are more breadcrumbs than clams in the stuffing but that is, strangely, the magical alchemy. Bake the clam mixture in clamshells (found in most markets) or small ramekins. Alternately, pile the entire mixture in a casserole dish and serve as a spread - with Ritz crackers. Nostalgia at its most delish...Read More
I drowned my nationalism in a stale beer long before Budweiser was purchased by Belgian corporation AB InBev. Italy’s iconic beers were robbed from their cradles years ago. Ironically, AB InBev purchased Peroni, too, but then sold it off to Asahi. Moretti traded its Italian passport for a Dutch one when Heineken acquired it.
But this isn't about international beer intrigue. It’s about America, damn it...Read More