Clam Bellies and Apizza



I'm back after a little break. This podcast, Clam Bellies and Apizza follows up on the last one, My Nonnies Taught Me How To Eat as it is selected from the memoir I am working on. I get into my growing up in New Haven and the Connecticut coast, eating and getting high. The backstory of how I got into the chef world will be pouring out here. Check me at

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My Nonnies Taught Me to Eat



This episode, "My Nonnies taught me to eat" is the beginning of the story of how and why I stared to cook. Going back to the 1960's in New haven, I talk about my two grandmothers, or Nonnies and their little impacts on my cooking. 

As Big Nonnie says, My Name is Crisco cuz I'm Fat in the can!

The recipe this cast is for my Big Nonnie's Minestra. It's killer!

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Straws are just the tip of the iceberg



"I want a revolution, there's too much hate pollution"

Episode 8 of One Million Stringbeans is a solo show!

Yea, I am good with cutting back on straws but there is so much more to it,=, I rant on about the environmental impact of our convenience food culture and offer some ideas on how to change it!

The recipe of the week celebrates the peak summer harvest with a great Greek Country Salad ( No Lettuce!) and I even offer a trick to make Feta vegan.

The closing song this week is a poignant and (sadly) timely number from my Boston Band SKIN called Beating Me Back, Written in 1987, the lyrics fortell the era we live in today. 


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