Pasta and Shellfish Scream Summer Is Here

Maybe it’s the fact that when I summered in Wellfleet on Cape Cod or spent my teenage years on Long Island we ate tons of shellfish and I came to associate linguine and shellfish with summer.  I have a zillion versions of this classic linguine in white clam sauce.  It’s a dish that appeared on […]

Want Authentic Clam Chowder? Can’t Go Wrong with Cape Cod.

Of all the foods I get defensive about, clam chowder is high on the list. There are certain preparations that are so iconic, established and regionally rooted that I think it’s nonsense to say “oh, there are many interpretations.” In fact, I believe the parameters of what constitutes a proper clam chowder are quite narrow. […]

Zuppa di Pesce or Everybody’s Fish Stew

    Every one who loves Italian food knows what zuppa di pesce is.  Or do they?  It simply means fish soup but is actually more a fish stew.  There is no one recipe as every little seaside town or fishing port has a notable local fish stew or zuppa di pesce.  And you too […]

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