Things I Cooked





I Spent A Full Day Cooking A Philly Roast Pork Sandwich

By on Friday, February 9th, 2024 at 5:37 pm

the Philly Italian pork sandwich with roast pork and broccoli rabe

The Philadelphia Italian Roast Pork sandwich doesn’t get as much attention as the Philly Cheesesteak, but it probably should. This Italian American hero–sorry, I mean hoagie–combines slow roasted pork, provolone cheese, and bitter greens like broccoli rabe on a crusty bread dripping with meat juices.





I Made the Viral Don Angie Spiral Lasagna and I Survived — Just Barely.

By on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 at 7:12 pm

Spirals of baked lasagna

Spirals of baked lasagna form more crispy edges in the oven than a traditional tray of lasagna

Chefs Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli founded Don Angie in 2017, a modern Italian American restaurant celebrating the red sauce cuisine synonymous with Italians in America. The restaurant has achieved plenty of acclaim, earning and then losing a Michelin star, publishing a popular cookbook under the title Italian American, and achieving fame on social media like TikTok. Perhaps no better symbol of their success is the famous spiral lasagna dish.





It Tasted Greek To Me

By on Sunday, October 15th, 2023 at 4:24 am

Beans with feta, stuffed peppers, cucumber salad, crostini, and yogurt sauce

This whole dinner began because we had taken our toddler with us to the grocery store, and as we walked through the produce section he was insistent we buy an orange pepper. And then he wanted a yellow pepper. And then a red one. It was like we were writing If You Give a Mouse A Bell Pepper in real time.





Italian Sliced Orange Salad Is the Citrus Dish We’ve Always Wanted

By on Thursday, November 17th, 2022 at 2:41 pm

orange slices with olive oil and pepper

After seeing a photo of this Italian orange salad on Twitter, I knew I had to make it myself.





A White Guy Cooks Chicken Tinga Tacos

By on Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 at 4:39 pm

The finished tacos with pickled red onions and cotija cheese

I decided to experiment with chicken tinga tacos.












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