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.

Mangia.

“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