STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — As Staten Island’s cooks would have it, the topic of Italian food dominates readers’ questions this holiday season. In past years of doling out cooking advice at this time of year, experience tells us to address such concerns by turning to our local experts.
Here are the top three burning food queries our readers have shared in the last week.
Question: The lasagna…can I freeze it? And, can I prepare my lasagna ahead of time for the holidays?
Answer: The answer is yes, a lasagna that’s fully cooked can be frozen, then thawed out and reheated, coaches chef Giacomo Alaio of Patrizia’s.
“That’s the best way,” he assures.
Cookbook author and food blogger Camille Mule Pizzo of Quartine Kitchen Facebook fame advises to use “no boil” lasagna sheets for an easy lift.