Chuck Sillari

Chuck is a former real estate lawyer who decided making awesome food was much more fun than pushing paper.

Cicchetti: What exactly is it and how the heck do you pronounce it?

Cicchetti. Say what? Here’s how: chee-KET-tee. Cicchetti. Say it again. There ya go. But what is it? CICCHETTI are little snacks served in hole-of the-wall restaurants in Venice. They usually include tiny sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, olives, and small servings of seafood and meat. Similar to Spanish tapas, cicchetti can be made into a full meal …

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How To: 1-2-3 Pesto

During the summer, fresh basil is at its peak. When the leaves are that perfect shade of green and the smell is so vibrant you can smell it as you pluck them, you know it’s time to make use of them. Here at Mortadella, we love basil in a variety of ways: in dressings, caprese …

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