Marino Cheesecake

Talk with an Italian family and the topic food comes up immediately – each child offering a favorite dish, if not several. And they can probably cook the dish, too!

Second generation restaurant proprietor Mario Marino,48, is no exception. He and his siblings, Rosanna and Sal, worked at Marino since they were teen-agers.

A signature dish at marino is the moist, citrusy cheesecake. It has two pages, including papa Marino in a video, devoted to it alone on the web! While cream cheese is the number one ingredient in most recipes, ricotta stars in this cream-cheese free version.

You can find the recipe from the LA Times article and additional SOS stories.