Chef Chuck

When I started this blog, Chef Chuck from Chef Chuck’s Cucina was one of the first readers to find Ciao Amalfi and introduce himself. With family heritage going back to one of the most prominent and influential families in Amalfi, Scala and Ravello during the Middle Ages, Chuck visits the Amalfi Coast just as often as he can. What an amazing experience to be able to visit the churches in this area and see your family crest! I look forward to meeting Chef Chuck one day when he returns to explore his family heritage along the Amalfi Coast.

In the meantime, I enjoy his blog Chef Chuck’s Cucina where his motto is: “Bringing families and friends together around the dinner table to share old and new Italian recipes.” His tantalizing recipes often send me scampering to the kitchen or to the market fresh with lunch or dinner plans. Since the weather is hot hot hot here on the Amalfi Coast, I have fresh summer salads on my mind. Here are a few of my favorite Chef Chuck salads that I know I will make again and again this summer:


Chef Chuck’s Garbanzo Salad


Mille grazie for sharing all of your wonderful recipes Chuck!
Buon appetito!

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9 Comments
  • Chef Chuck

    Happy shout out Sunday, and that it is, thanks to you Laura!! This is a good time also to shout back some more good vibes. Laura, you are a friend that I was privileged enough to find! I feel honored to be a part of your blog and to have shared our same interests, in a wonderful fashion!! Plus, to have you cooking and eating my recipes is a feeling of joy!
    You are an extremely warm person that I am looking forward to meeting in my next visit to the land I love! Grazie, Grazie,!!! 🙂

    May 24, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Chuck! You are so very, very welcome! It is my great pleasure to share your blog here and to show off all the hard work you do sharing your fabulous recipes. Grazie!! I enjoy our friendship and sharing the love for this part of the world. Hope to see you soon on the Amalfi Coast! 🙂

    May 24, 2009
  • Maryann

    Chuck makes some wonderful dishes! He’s a great addition to the food blogging world. Hi Chuck! 🙂

    May 24, 2009
  • Lola

    Ciao Laura, hey there Chuck! How great how we all meet around each other’s place now and again. I say we go bigger, and plan to meet IN REAL LIFE!

    I’m working on it…

    Ciao and have a great coming week.

    May 24, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Maryann! Thanks for your comment and for introducing me to your lovely blog. I look forward to following!

    Ciao Lola! Sounds great! How are the Positano plans for June coming along??? 🙂

    May 25, 2009
  • Chef Chuck

    Ciao Laura, I think you and Lola have a great future plan for us, and anybody else that cares to join! This would be a day to remember, for when blogger’s come together:) I also have a loving future family member with close ties to someone who owns a beautiful house in Praino, with a huge kitchen !! I am sure this would be a glorious memorable time. Just for us to have this opportunity to cook and eat together is imaginable!! I will let you all know ahead of time, so that this notion could become a reality, one bright day! Grazie to all!!

    May 25, 2009
  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    Hi Laura…oh yes Chef Chuck has been over to my blog too..I do follow him..but I cannot leave comment with that style comment box….it just won’t let me sign in, no matter which I choose!!! There are a few people who have that…it is frustrating, not sure why it happens.

    May 25, 2009
  • The Food Hunter

    I follow Chef Chuck too and love his blog. Yours too Laura, and Maryann and Lola. Anne, I’ll be checking yours out right now. Any friend of Chef Chuck’s is a friend of mine.

    May 25, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Chuck! A blogger dinner in Priano sounds great! Keep us all posted. 🙂

    Ciao Anne! I have trouble commenting on certain blogs sometimes as well, and it is frustrating. Sorry!

    Ciao Food Hunter! Thanks for your comment. I just love bringing people together! That is one of the best parts of the Sunday Shout-outs. Enjoy!

    May 25, 2009

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