Escarole is a bitter green and we love it sauteed with fresh garlic. A quick blanching keeps it bright green and tames some of it's bitterness. I found this version in "The North End Italian Cookbook". Fried bread crumbs and a few red pepper flakes makes this dish fantastic.
This is another one of my favorite recipes from the "North End Italian Cookbook". Quick, easy, delicious and versatile. I serve it as a main dish with a salad. It can be served also as an appetizer or as a brunch or lunch dish. You can dress it up with chopped fresh herbs such as oregano, parsley or basil.
No butter, milk or cream! The long simmering time gives this version it's intense flavor. I cut this recipe out of the Boston Globe in April 1989, about a year and a half after it was first added to the menu.
Legal Seafoods is a Boston restaurant famous for it's fresh and perfectly cooked seafood. This non-traditional (no sugar and vinegar) version compliments but does not over power the delicate flavor of fish.
Boston's North End is famous for it's Italian markets, restaurants and saint's day weekend festivals and I miss it so much! I was thrilled to find "The North End Italian Cookbook" by Marguerite Buonopane.
Oven braising adds an intriguing flavor that cannot be achieved by stovetop cooking. I like to serve this at room temperature with herb topped baked chicken breasts. This is a treasured recipe I found many years ago in the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine.
Fresh apple slices layered with buttered gingersnap crumbs, cinnamon, chopped walnuts and with topped with maple syrup. An authentic, unique, simple, New England recipe that makes the best use of native ingredients. From the 1984 first published "American Family Cokking"
Havrvest is harvest with a Boston accent when you can't correct the speling of the title. If you are fortunate to have a surplus of tomatoes or corn you can substitute them for the canned ingredients. If the Chowdah gets to thick, add a bit of milk.