Sunday Gravy (on a Thursday)

Last week I got a hankering for some good, old-fashioned Italian gravy. You know, the red kind. Thing is, my mom keeps her recipe quite guarded. Our conversations usually go something like this. Joe: How do you make your gravy? Mom: Oh, just some tomatoes, seasoning, and homemade meatballs. Joe: OK… How many tomatoes? What […]

Pork Shank Easy Osso Bucco Recipe

Uncovering the Osso Buco Secret

Osso buco has always felt like this big secret I’m not in on. Finding veal or pork shanks. Committing to a long, slow braise. Pronouncing the fancy name. All this time, I’ve been under the impression that the dish required precision, patience, and less of a recipe than a feeling. I’ve thought about cooking it […]