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Magianno's Little Italy's Best Italian Chef Contest

It’s a duck—I think.


Italian? Laguna Beach Best Chef Finalist Wants Your Stories, Recipes

Michael Incorvia (aka Jeff D’Arcy—Incorvia is his mother’s Italian maiden name & Michael is his middle name) pictured cooking in his kitchen in Laguna Beach was a finalist in Maggiano's Little Italy Best Italian Chef contest. His recipe for duck and sausage lasagna came from his Sicilian uncle, Eduardo. 
As Michael  simmers fresh-made marinara sauce, he's transported back to his days with his large Sicilian family and his Uncle Eddy. a charming and gregarious rogue who took his lasagna very seriously  

Micheal entered his uncle’s recipe – duck and sausage lasagna— in Magiannos Best Italian Cheif contest and he is one of five finalists from all over the country  


As part of his entry, Michael submitted the story of his uncle and how he made his lasagna every Christmas. Michael quickly realized that many who complimented his recipe were enticed not only by the dish, but also his family story  


"Sicilians are earthy people," Michael said. "It's the game that grazes in the pastures of Sicily– the lamb, goats, geese."


So many people commented on Michael's story that he got the idea of gatheingr the stories and recipes of other Italians for his website and his upcoming cookbook, and he is also working on turning the story into a play called Uncle Eddy's Lasagna


"I think food is the link that maintains your ethnic heritage," he said. "The language might get assimilated along with other cultural norms, but the food ... ."


To learn more or send Michael your story, visit www.UncleEddysLasagna.com.


Contact the writer: 949-492-5135 or jclay@ocregister.com

Married 3x. None of them could live up to Mama!

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Michael | Reply 06.03.2017 17.13

Hey, you don't have to be Italian to submit your story/receipe. Michael

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20.07 | 12:36

Ok DaVinci’s— there’s some new parts this year, and they’re better than youse deserve. Even Uncle Carlo likes em & he doesn’t likes anything’s

09.07 | 17:41

Youse seen it’s before? So what’s— see it’s again & live’s a little!

07.07 | 17:14

Youse get the message? WEAR'S RED!

14.09 | 11:35

Read all this, Einsteins, and youse'll know's everything Uncle Eddy does. Ok's, probably more--youse happy now?

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