Under the heading of "One Cook's Best Dish," there's a story at Boston.com about Joy Cagno and her recipe for roasted-pepper frittata. Joy is from East Boston and we were in the same class together at East Boston Central Catholic back in the late 1970s.
She was Joy Zirpolo then -- sweet, adorable and a social butterfly. (Yeah, I had a crush on her, but so did everyone else.) Years later I saw her routinely when she was a waitress on weekends at the old Caffe Italia on Meridian Street.
Now a mother of three teens, Joy lives in Malden, but her parents are still here in Eastie, and according to the story, she's here every week for Sunday dinner.
Photo from Boston.com