Carb Loading

The Sicilians are not about to be bothered with extraneous ingredients and needless steps between them and perfection.

Great Pumpkin

A hybrid of fondue and bread pudding, cooked in a whole pumpkin, the end result is a spectacular sight when pulled from the oven.

Chowdah Head

This is probably going to get me barred from New England, but I have to confess: I do not like clam chowder. I blame my landlubbing ancestors, who migrated from several landlocked locales and (deliberately, probably to spite me) settled in this country as far from the sea as possible.  My family’s evolution among grain…