Natalie Stone is the archetypal Italian mom. The proof is in the pudding. Or in her case, the Caesar dressing.
In Stone’s Medford Lakes house, she recently fed a visitor a Parmesan-drenched homemade salad, cannoli cheesecake and hoagies, most likely an experience that wasn’t too far off from how she treats any other guest who crosses the threshold into her home.
Name three vitamins that one intakes while enjoying asparagus spears. This is not a test, but feel free to answer. Natalie Stone enjoys making the now-in-season vegetable so much that she said her popular Roasted Asparagus with Hazelnut Butter recipe earns high marks on a regular basis.
The Medford Lakes, N.J. resident said the dish is a must-have at her in-law’s and is often requested at home. For those curious about the opening remark, vitamins A, C and thiamin would be three of several acceptable answers.
True to her South Philadelphia roots, Natalie M. Stone, a native of the 1100 block of Titan Street, loves the Christmas season for its emphasis on goodwill and great food. Thanks to her Italian heritage, she is well-versed in both blessings and proves knowledge of the latter with her Shrimp and Lump Crab Fra Diavolo.
The Medford Lakes, N.J. inhabitant has gained Garden State-based renown for her biscotti, but this dish shows cultural pride and could help fellow Italians to make Christmas Eve’s Feast of the Seven Fishes go swimmingly. The Passyunk Square product noted that preparers can add calamari, mussels and scallops, too, to cut down on aquatic angst 20 days from now.
MEDFORD LAKES resident Natalie Mazzu Stone is a busy working actress who also runs a biscotti baking business on the side.
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MEDFORD LAKES-The term actress often brings to mind an image of a pampered woman leading a glamorous life in Hollywood or Beverly Hills. Sheathed in one-of-a-kind designer dresses, she hones her craft on movie sets in beautiful exotic locations and makes millions of dollars for the privilege.
While this may paint an accurate picture of a fortunate few, there are many more working actresses who lead multi-faceted and interesting lives far from LA, filled with networking, following leads and attending auditions that will, hopefully, result in the next paying gig. They are often also holding down full-time or part-time jobs to pay the bills and maybe raising kids, too; but never giving up the search for those elusive roles that fulfill the unrelenting drive and passion to live creatively.
MEDFORD LAKES—You had to like her chutzpa, her moxie, her take-no-prisoners attitude. But despite all that, Natalie Stone, mother of five, owner of Bella’s Biscotti and premiere chef, couldn’t get the $20,000 win on “Rocco’s Dinner Party” show on the Bravo station. The show aired July 20.
But she gave it a good fight, preparing a three-course French, Julia Child inspired dinner in four hours for Rocco DiSpirito’s celebrity guests. She cooked gnocchi with bacon, sole fish and a lemon cake.
Stone made it through the first round of three chefs even though the dish she cooked — pan seared cod with a corn, caper relish — led Rocco to describe it as “looks like the bomb squad got there too late.” But it was tasty enough to get her to the next round.
Because it seems everyone has become a maven of the Mediterranean diet, the task of selecting a delectable dish will not cause pre-mature wrinkles. However, if one wants a true winner, Southern Italian cuisine offers a surplus of unsurpassed options, with Natalie M. Stone hoping readers will savor the flavor of her Pasta with Wild Greens, Ricotta and Cannellini Beans.
The native of the 1100 block of Titan Street has relocated to Medford Lakes, N.J. but retains an affinity for focusing on her old turf’s nutritional upkeep. The Garden State dweller values greens so much, she suggests combining favorites like broccoli rabe, escarole, kale, Swiss chard and others to this concoction, with pine nuts as another flavor enhancer. Try this, and you just might come to believe or feel more intensely that Italians do it better.
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Please join us on Friday as we welcome our friend, Chef Natalie Stone! You LOVED Natalie Stone on Rocco’s Dinner Party-now you can cook with her at In The Kitchen Cooking School in Haddonfield, NJ! $75 per class.
July 11 -The menu from her appearance on “Rocco’s Dinner Party” on the Bravo network Spinach, Bacon, and Onion Gnocchi in White Wine tomato Butter Sauce; Stuffed Filet of Sole with Parisienne Sauce; Gateau a l’Orange with Chocolate Ganache
July 25 Classics!
Classic Tableside Caesar; Steak Diane with Roasted Fingerlings; Flourless Chocolate Torte
Release your inner chef at our deliciously fun, technique based, hands-on cooking classes. We have classes for every level-come play with us In The Kitchen, and then dine with us at our farmhouse table.
After all-it’s always about the food! In the Kitchen Cooking School is dedicated to teaching real kitchen skills, not just a menu. So even though most classes present a cuisine, it is the underlying technique that informs our classes. Once you have learned proper cooking methods, let your imagination and palate take you on a culinary journey!
It’s that time again! Join us for The 4th Annual Italian American Heritage Festival at Rose Tree Park June 2, 2013! Talk about a good time! Enjoy ridiculous amounts of food, pastry, & entertainment with us and about 13000 other lovers of Italian Culture! 2013 is the Year of Italian Culture-Celebrate it! Stop by our booth and introduce yourself!
Medford Lakes actress brings many passions to her life. The term “actress” often brings to mind an image of a pampered woman leading a glamorous life in Hollywood or Beverly Hills. Sheathed in one-of-a-kind designer dresses, she hones her craft on movie sets in beautiful exotic locations and makes millions of dollars for the privilege. While this may paint an accurate picture of a fortunate few, there are many more working actresses who lead multi-faceted and interesting lives far from Los Angeles, filled with networking, following leads and attending auditions that will, hopefully, result in the next paying gig. They are often also holding down full-time or part-time jobs to pay the bills and maybe raising kids, too; but never giving up the search for those elusive roles that fulfill the unrelenting drive and passion to live creatively.
Medford Lakes resident Natalie Mazzu Stone is a working actress who is happily scooping up all kinds of jobs across the region. But hers is not the lifestyle of legends, and what she wears is not provided by stylists or for free. One recent wardrobe directive advised her to dress in a manner described as over-the-top New Jersey.
Bella’s Biscotti will be at The 3rd Annual Italian American Heritage Festival at Rose Tree Park. Celebrating 151 Years Anniversario Unita d’Italia. Sunday, June 3, 2012
Noon – 6pm
Rose Tree Park
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!