The first time I ever tasted Linguini with clam sauce was when we were skiing near the tiny village of Cortina in the Dolomite Mountains of Northern Italy in 1972. We were young, athletic and daring and loved the beautiful but treacherous skiing conditions of that famous resort. It was there where we ran into Penny Marshall and Art Garfunkel in the dining room of the 4-star Hotel Cortina d’Ampezzo.
I took French cooking classes many years ago and watched a demonstration of a pastry chef making homemade puff pastry. It was time consuming & have never attempted the process. Thank God for Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. I always keep a box in the freezer. All you have to do is defrost it in the fridge overnight and the next day it’s ready to roll out.
As you know, Rob & I live in Southwest Florida year-round. We have lots of friends down here who are seasonal & don’t do much cooking while on their 6 month “vacation. I love to cook, enjoy entertaining friends. Eating dinner out isn’t really my thing especially during season. To crowed, to pricey and reservations only available at 5:00 or 9:00.
I love Italian food and have to tell you I have ordered Osso Bucco at almost every Italian restaurant in a 20-mile drive from our home – some good & some not so good. Some restaurant s use pork and some veal – I vote for veal.
We were at Week’s Fish Market earlier this week to pick up some fresh grouper & some of their salmon dip, smoked and made on premises. Week’s is a hidden gem tucked into a strip mall in Old Bonita Springs.