Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

I love baked ziti but I really only get a craving for it once every few years.

The craving hit recently and I realized that while I’ve made other dishes that are far more complicated, I’d never actually made baked ziti. Up until that point, the only ziti I’d had was either prepared by my mom or something I had at a restaurant. I decided to change that and finagled a baked ziti recipe based on what I’d seen my mom put in baked ziti along with a few of my own touches added in.


Buon Italia

Buon Italia Market

One of the side benefits of photography is that its led to me visiting and exploring new places that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise visited. On a recent excursion to explore Chelsea Market, I discovered Buon Italia a small market that sells a lot of ingredients for Italian dishes that I couldn’t find at regular stores.


Individual & Single-Serving Desserts

Dessert Tortina Sbrisolona

Few things impress me as much as a nicely arranged display case filled with a variety of pretty pastries, cakes, and other desserts. I’m especially a fan of single-serving and mini desserts as it makes it easy to take the exact amount that you’d like to eat without having to cut, spoon, or otherwise serve anything.


Need An Ingredient For An Italian Recipe?

Fresh Pasta Squid Ink Tagliatelle

Odds are you’ll be able to find it at Eataly. However, consider yourself warned. You might visit with a plan to pick up a few things and end up buying more than you planned or eating at one of the many restaurants after working up an appetite walking around the store. May the force be with you (I have no idea of what that means as I’ve never seen Star Wars but it sounds fitting).


Italian Desserts at Arthur Avenue Market Pasty Shop

Arthur Ave Pastry Shop - Chocolate Cream Puff

In the spring of 2011 I visited Arthur Avenue (sort of The Bronx version of Little Italy) on an outing with one of my photography groups and had a chance to take photos of some pastries that were on display in the Arthur Avenue Market.