Hi! I’m Angela Dellutri. I developed this blog to pull together our family recipes to pass down to my son. Since I also went to culinary school, I am sure a few more elaborate dishes will sneak in from time to time.
I come from a long line of great cooks. I studied and watched what and how they cooked from an early age. I worked/cooked in restaurants and franchises when I was growing up and finally went to Kendall College (culinary school) and The French Pastry School in 2007. I was even a Personal Chef for a few years.
My father, Angelo Dellutri, was a Cinematographer. Occasionally, he would film culinary segments for the local news stations. He would bring those recipes home and try them out on us. I would help my Dad simplify these recipes and make them our own. This helped me understand how chefs pulled dishes together and allowed me to experiment. At some point, I will even tell you the story of my Dad and our neighbor butchering a half of a cow in our basement, back in the ’60s. No, this is not a vegan or vegetarian blog, so be prepared to see meat.
I should also give a shout out to my taste tester. Stella eagerly awaits what I cook everyday hoping to get a bite. Photos of Stella to come later.
While this is a food blog, don’t be surprised if I occasionally sneak in some of my artwork and other passions.
Note: Many of my recipes have been passed down from one generation to another. If there was an original source other than the person that gave me the recipe, I will provide credit. However, for many of the older recipes, the original source has typically been long forgotten.
I do try to scan the internet to see If I can find an exact match. Additionally, I typically make most of the recipes handed down my own, so I have changed ingredients, amounts, etc. over the years.