Kris’s Sicilian recipes come straight from the old country
Get to know Kris in this Q&A, and get his Detroit-Style Pan Pizza Squares Friday (11/12) from 4-8PM!
“I was operating my food truck until the pandemic. I plan on getting it back up next season, but until then I want to share some food with my fellow Chicagoans.”
Q: What can you tell us about the dishes you’re making?
Kris: I’m making Detroit-Style Pizza Squares for my first meal. These slices remind me of the style of pizza my grandmother would make in large sheet pans for Sunday dinner. So good, I can’t wait to share!
Q: What’s your cooking background?
Kris: I first learned to cook from my mother and grandmother. They immigrated to Chicago from Sicily in the 1950’s to seek out a better life. They were both amazing cooks that put love into everything made. They taught me how to cook classic Italian/Sicilian comfort foods with fresh ingredients and love. All my recipes come straight from the old country and have been perfected over Sunday dinners and family parties.
Q: Where did you grow up and what kind of food did you grow up with?
Kris: I grew up right here in Chicago eating classic Italian and American food at home, while enjoying all the amazing food this city has to offer.
Q: What’s your favorite food memory?
Kris: My favorite food memory is coming home from school and my family was canning tomato sauce. It was a once a year event that filled the house with these amazing smells. That night we would eat fresh pasta with the scratch made sauce.