The travels of Chef Luigi Blog at Allrecipes.com (6/2012)

The travels of Chef Luigi

 
Jun. 21, 2012 4:01 pm 
Updated: Jun. 26, 2012 10:24 am
Have you ever had a Breaded Tenderloin?   I have!  Indiana Peggy and her DH took me to a local eatery for dinner.  And I ordered the Hoosier Tenderloin (with onions, tomato slices, pickles, lettuce and mayonnaise on a seeded bun) with coleslaw and onion rings on the side.  Yum!  It was so… MORE
Tenderloin and onion rings
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Jun. 21, 2012 1:24 pm 
Updated: Jun. 26, 2012 6:08 am
Peggy's book group is coming for lunch tomorrow and to discuss book 2 in The Hunger Games trilogy.  I suggested a nice cool salad for lunch since it is still so hot here in Indiana.  So today we started making Asian Chicken Salad.  There are many recipes for it, but Peggy uses an old TNT.  We… MORE
008 Making Asian Chicken Salad
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Jun. 19, 2012 8:43 am 
Updated: Jun. 22, 2012 4:13 pm
Yesterday, I arrived safely in Indiana, delivered by a friendly UPS driver to Indiana Peggy's front porch.  It was a pretty hot day and it was very warm in my box.  I was so happy to come inside and cool off.   Peggy told me it is quite warm for June and very dry, like much of the country.  I… MORE
at the produce stand
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A chef "out standing" in his field.
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Mmmmmm....melons!
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Juicy peaches and tomatoes
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Jun. 12, 2012 9:51 pm 
Updated: Jun. 15, 2012 6:35 pm
Hello Everyone!!!Today is my last day here in the Quad Cities.  I enjoyed staying with Lee Annette and her family at Fyre Lake.  I decided to relax a bit today and do a little gardening, I went fishing and played horseshoes which I think is a ridiculous game but it was something new.  I am on… MORE
Maybe I can come back when these veggie plants are mature. Hmmm....
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WAIT! DON'T THROW YET!!!
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A man and his thoughts...a man and his thoughts......
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Jun. 11, 2012 8:50 pm 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2012 10:24 am
Hello Everyone!Last night I decided to make a dinner for Lee Annette and her family.  I searched AllRecipes.com and found Italian Sausage Lasagna by Becky Harrington.  It was fantastic!  We all enjoyed it very much.  The only thing I did different to make it a bit more "Italiany" was to add… MORE
Italian Sausage Lasagna! Let's Make it!
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Tada! Topped with the fresh tomatoes from the Farmers Market
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Ohhh yes! This is the place for me!
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Look at these beautiful ITALIAN chocolates!!!
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Jun. 9, 2012 7:06 pm 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2012 10:31 am
Hello Everybody! I have been sooooo very busy here in the Quad Cities.  Today Lee Annette took me to the Farmers Market in Davenport so I could see what's fresh and local and I was NOT disappointed.  We found all kinds of veggies, fruits, plants and handmade goods from local artisans.  I had… MORE
I'm in the Midwest! Found cheese curds at the Farmers Market in Davenport! YES
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Corn in Iowa - LOTS of CORN
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We'll need these for a recipe I'm making tomorrow.
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I wanted to ride in this cart but Lee Annette said, "No, we need the exercise" :(
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Jun. 7, 2012 7:37 pm 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2012 10:33 am
On my last day in Aurora, LilSnoo decided to take me to work with her so I could meet a few new people. Well, the truth is, the family dog Nacho and I hadn't been doing a very good job staying out of trouble. So off to work I went, bright and early. I can't possibly get into any trouble here,… MORE
 
 
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Jun. 6, 2012 8:54 pm 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2012 10:39 am
I wanted to help LilSnoo with her May Allrecipes Allstars assignments. We decided that we were going to find a 'faceless' recipe so that we could take pics and post them on the site. LilSnoo handed me her phone and told me to find something interesting. It took me a little while (the phone… MORE
 
 
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Jun. 5, 2012 8:58 pm 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2012 10:42 am
Greetings again! Today I will share with you pics from my smokin' adventures! Not cigarettes - FOOD! Delizioso! We decided to have smoked chicken and corn on the cob for Memorial Day. The night before, LilSnoo let me help her with the chicken brine. We used a mixture of water, kosher salt,… MORE
 
 
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Jun. 4, 2012 3:40 pm 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2012 10:46 am
Hello cooking friends! I've been visiting with LilSnoo and her hubby in Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois. I've been here for about a week now and they've taken me on a few adventures! First off,  I have to say how flattered I am that the city of Aurora named a restaurant after… MORE
This is where I'm spending May 26 -June 4 in Aurora, IL, a suburb of Chicago.
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Here I am at Luigi's House Italian restaurant in Aurora. Thatsa some gooda pasta!
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Time for some exercise - bah!
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Chef Luigi "Banana Nut Bread" protein shake - LF milk, protein powder, bananas, cinnamon, walnuts
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Chef Luigi

Member Since
Feb. 2010

Cooking Level
Professional

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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Photography, Wine Tasting

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About Me
Hello everyone! I'm Chef Luigi, Chef Tony's little brother. My brother Tony got a new job, so I am now the new Allrecipes traveling Chef. I'll be traveling from home to home; cooking and having fun. I can't wait to visit everyone!
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I love to cook EVERYTHING!
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Well, I have to admit cooking with my brother Tony is my favorite tradition. We've been cooking together since we were kids. Sitting on counters watching and learning.
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When my brother Tony said I'm a better cook than he is! Ha :)
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There are too many to list, but that's how you learn, right?
 
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