Author: Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco

Smells Worth Handing Down

January 18, 2012

Chef Luca Valerin of Osteria Giotto Learned A Lot About Cooking From His Mamma Graziella Varotto and His Nonna Esterina Schiavon

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Miracle Cure

January 16, 2012

Letting air and nature do most of the work, Salumeria Biellese in Hackensack produces acclaimed sausages and hams just like in the Old Country.

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Backyard Bounty

May 9, 2011

Tending his fruit and vegetable garden, the author’s 90-year-old father—a locavore before the term existed—keeps old country ways alive.

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A speaker of Italian wonders why other culinary languages don’t get as mangled as hers does.

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Monk parrots, which first flocked to Edgewater in the 1970s, lately have ruffled the feathers of public officials concerned about fire safety.

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Scoring With Lombardi Play

December 13, 2010

Plainfield native Tony Ponturo commissioned and co-produced Lombardi, Broadway's smash hit six-character play based on a biography of football legend Vince Lombardi.

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A Jersey student travels to Italy and learns to cook authentic Italian.

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Looking back with Ruth Cousineau, test-kitchen director for the late, lamented Gourmet.

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The Barkeep’s Barkeep

October 15, 2009

Ray Foley’s recipe for success runs from punch to punch lines.

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Slow Food For Fast Times

August 13, 2009

The Slow Food movement has an alternative to the traditional Labor Day cookout: the eat-in, a foodie version of the civil-rights era sit-in.

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