Chicken Scarpariello aka “Shoemakers Chicken”

chicken with sweet sausage and roasted potatoes in a lemon rosemary sauce

Years ago I spent a few months working in an old Italian restaurant as I waited for the plans to be approved for a new restaurant I would be opening.    I needed to keep working and this job just happened to be available.  It didn't pay very well, but as far as anyone knew I was just an experienced line cook , I had never let on exactly how … [Read more...]

Chicken and Shrimp Pepperoni

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During my restaurant days one of my favorite dishes to make was Chicken Pepperoni.  Not only was it a delicious dish, but it reminded me of the time I spent with Mama Jeanette, and how she taught me so much about food and about myself. Chicken was always a favorite in my restaurant, so I did my best to make the dishes special, flavorful and … [Read more...]