I discovered this recipe on "The Regis and Kathie Lee Show" many, many years ago. It was a dish at one of Regis' favorite restaurants called La Strata East. Not sure if the restaurant is still in business . . . was unable to find it after an online search. I've been making this dish for years, but I can't remember the significance of the name. It is one of my favorite things to make when company comes, especially because it's a one dish meal and you can assemble it ahead of time. Can also be made on top of the stove in a 12" skillet, cooking an additional 30 minutes.