Chef Luigi Cooks with 0% Italian Doug - Part 1
Nov. 9, 2011 7:33 am
Updated: Nov. 13, 2011 8:56 pm
Buongiorno all of my paisans ! Have I got some a couple of quick cooking stories for you. So sit back, grab a hot espresso and some biscotti.
It seems that 0% Italian Doug’s 100% Italian wife Anna Maria has really rubbed off on him during their 17 years of marriage. When they first got married all Doug would cook
was just enough for that meal like he was some kind of bachelor or something. Once he got married and started living with his 100% Italian wife he learned the meaning of the word “Abbondanza” and started to cook more than the plate could hold. Now 0% Italian
Doug does his cooking on the weekends so 100% Italian Anna Maria can have some leftovers to play with while juggling the kids’ hectic schedules. It’s a wonder anyone in this house ever finds time to eat.
When it comes to breakfast, 0% Italian Doug cooks on Saturday & Sunday and all days off. He makes pancakes. He makes scrambled eggs. He makes pumpkin bread French toast. He
makes a fried egg for his 100% Italian wife and he always makes himself 2 fried eggs over easy with the HOT sauce cooked right in. This past weekend his 50% Italian son was mad at him so he made him use the hottest sauce in the house. It had a ghost on the
bottle that reminded me of Zia Concetta the night she found out that Uncle Tony…..but that’s a different story for a different day. I just know that I saw smoke coming from 0% Italian Doug’s ears and my eyes started to water when I looked at the bottle.
Once of the nice things about this time of year is that I really enjoy the smell of pumpkin in the kitchen. We did not have this in the old country but here it is everywhere.
One of the all time best pumpkin recipe that 0% Italian Doug likes to make every year can be found right here on Allrecipes.com. 0% Italian Doug tells me that it is call Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread. Thousands upon thousands of people have saved it and hundreds
have reviewed it. 0% Italian Doug knows the recipe so well it took us no time at all to throw a batch together. The one change that 0% Italian Doug makes is that he likes to use five 1lb loaf pans instead of
three 7 inch pans because he likes to give them away to as many people as he can. The batch we made together brought his total so far this season to 50 loaves and counting. Talk about Abbondanza.
I’ll come back soon to tell you about the stuffed pork chops, brisket & alligator soup we made in the next blog. Until then, I want you all to remember one thing…
Respect The Bird !!!
Talk about a crazy hot sauce
Those eggs were spooky spicy
Downeast Main Pumpkin Bread - MOLTO BENE !
Chef Luigi says Respect The Bird !