Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Daikon Root & Potato Latkes
Make yourself comfortable and enjoy the menu.
"It's an interesting way to chronicle immigrant stories-from the basic perspective of how they nourished themselves. And, as she writes, the kitchen was the center of many, many activities. 'A place to cook and to eat, the kitchen was also used as a family workspace, a sweatshop, a laundry room, a place to wash one’s body, a nursery for the babies, and a bedroom for boarders.'... Initially, I was inspired by this passage about snails... but in the end, I decided to make spaghetti con aglio e olio because I had all of the ingredients in my cabinet and didn't have snails!"
"Many vintage recipes were included in the book. And while I thought I would try my hand at one of those, I found I was most inspired by a paragraph long mention of Sicilian Bread. I was inspired because the bread was described as different breads representing the Saints. Since I’m Catholic, I loved the idea of honoring the saints and set out to research Sicilian Bread... The final shape was a braided bread, in the shape of a cross. This was by far the favorite in my house (followed by the St. Joseph bread)."