Gifts from family kitchens


Some years back, I used an old family recipe in Keeping the Feast, mentioning our little ancestral Italian town in the process. This set off a flurry of geographical sparks via the Internet.  E-mails came in from as far away as California and Florida from descendants of folks who had immigrated from Teora to the same … Continue reading

What would St. Francis eat?


Conventual Franciscan Father Kurt Kreml, pastor of St. Peter Parish, Point Pleasant Beach, where a three-day celebration of the saint’s life will unfold Oct. 2-4, not only answered the question but offered inspiration for a recipe. “In the accounts we have of him,  Francis and the friars always ate simply. He and the friars would go … Continue reading