Entries by Mary Beth Stern

Rea Family Visits Casarea, Italy

Casarea, Italy has been a highlight of the Italian adventure thus far. The Rea’s had a wonderful time last weekend in Casarea, a neighborhood of Casalnuovo di Napoli about 20 minutes east of Naples and in the shadow of Mount Vesuvias. The Rea Family and Casarea Casarea is the birthplace of Chef’s paternal grandfather. It […]

Casarea Italian Adventure for Chef Rea and Family

Chef Tony and his family are about to embark on an Italian adventure of pasta, pizza, and family! The adventure begins after completing two catering events today. We’re not sure when he had time to pack! Chef Tony, Susan, and their young children, Nicolas (Nicky) and Lilianna (Lily); adult son, Anthony, fiancé’ Alisha, and their […]


Crisp Brussels Sprout & Mushroom Gemelli

Enjoy this delicious meatless pasta recipe utilizing fresh Pasta Rea gemelli. (derived from the Italian word for “twins”) Other small pasta shapes such as cavatappi may be substituted for gemelli.  Be sure to not over-cook the fresh pasta! Crisp Brussels Sprout & Cremini Mushroom Gemelli   Serves 2 12 each Brussels sprouts 2.5 tablespoons EVOO […]

Bucatini Aglio e Olio

A simple, traditional olive oil and garlic bucatini for the hot summer months! Sea Salt 1 pound PASTA REA bucatini 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves whole garlic 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ¼ cup rough-chopped Italian parsley 4 ounces of grated parmesan cheese Cracked pepper (optional) Instructions […]