Homemade Pasta Dough

I’ve always been one of those people who is freaked out by their own voice.“Yikes! Is that what I sound like?” Whether it’s reading my work out loud, watching home videos or being on speakerphone, I instantly cringe upon the realization that the voice in my head doesn’t match my voice IRL [in real life]. So, when … More Homemade Pasta Dough

Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Stuffed Shells

It’s been a very exciting few days around here at allanabytes! My first published article in Edible Vineyard was posted online [the hard copies should be arriving any day!] and the episode I filmed for Jewel Osco “Chi Town Stories” was also posted online. I knew both of these things would be happening around early November,  but I … More Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Stuffed Shells

New Yaaaawk

I sleep on an air mattress, I’m living out of a suitcase, I’ve been side-swiped by a cabbie and have fallen down the subway steps, I lug my computer everywhere to take advantage of free internet, I’m sprouting grey hairs from the stress and to top it off, I’m pretty much flat broke.


“Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare” (eat to live & not live to eat) Last week, I was indulging in a late lunch, sipping on Prosecco and noshing on bread & oil when someone asked me where my passion for writing and food came about. “Italy.”

My “Damn Good Post” on All Things Movies, Food & Pasta

Now Playing- You & Me – Penny and the Quarters I have never kept a new year’s resolution. Over the years, I’ve made plenty – stop biting my nails, exercise, cut out sweets & junk food, exercise, exercise, and yeah, exercise. Well, it’s never happened. I don’t think I’ve even lasted a week, which is … More My “Damn Good Post” on All Things Movies, Food & Pasta