Musings, Recipes, Stories

Happy New Year with lots of Good Luck serving Lentil Soup. Memories with Toscanini

I have been trying to get over this writing slump that I have been in lately. I really want to write about something special before the end of the year. I kept thinking and thinking but alas nothing went through … Continue reading

Dolce e Gabbana Meets 825 MAIN Marinara Sauce

825 MAIN Marinara Sauce meets Dolce e Gabbana! As we were leaving Italy this past spring, after visiting my sister Giovanna, a boutique in the Napoli airport jumped out at me! We got to the airport in plenty of time … Continue reading

Bella Figura and Zucchini Flower Zeppole

I am so embarrassed that it has been so long since I have written a blog entry. Our only daughter is getting married and I have been preoccupied with making sure that everything is perfect because god forbid I make … Continue reading

Traditions and Memories! Broiled Shrimp Scampi

What is General Patton doing at Coppola’s? As 2017 comes to an end I wanted to share a memory of the restaurant.  You see our restaurant wasn’t all about my family and I.  It was also about our customers.  Their … Continue reading

Broiled Shrimp Scampi Recipe from our restaurant menu

Here’s a popular shrimp recipe from our restaurant menu. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. Colossal shrimp (For information on choosing shrimp see my last blog post) 4 garlic cloves thinly sliced 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 cup sherry wine 1 … Continue reading

Adams Fairacre Farms Food Shows

Each year we participate in the Adams Fairacre Farms Food Shows (held within the Garden Shows) where we are featured along with dozens of local food vendors, sampling of our products and our fellow food vendors’ products. Adams Fairacre Farms … Continue reading

Take a Walk through Ischia Ponte and enjoy a recipe for Panettone di Ischia

This post is going to be a little different.  Different is that I will be living surreptitiously through my sister in this story.  Even though she lives thousands of miles away in a different time zone we keep in touch … Continue reading

Slow Rise Panettone Recipe

Adapted from Gourmet Magazine, December 2008 Ingredients: 1 cup golden raisins 2 tablespoons gold rum 2 tablespoons hot water 3-3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest 1/2 … Continue reading

Shrimp Marinara for Feast of Seven Fishes

Just days away from Christmas Eve, I have been thinking about what seven fishes I should make for our traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner.  Being that both of my parents grew up near the Gulf of Naples in Italy (my … Continue reading