Who cares if it’s a soup or a salad? Or if it’s a salad with soup on top? It’s summertime, so why not cross the border between the unexpected and the delicious.
A clean, hot seafood broth, with small shrimp, poured over fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumber and a lot of herbs, served with a side of fresh hot chili sauce. Sounds like summer to me.
‘Tis that gift giving season again, and nothing warms a cooking person’s heart like a new cookbook. Here is my completely subjective list, in no particular order, but arranged by delicately nuanced categories, of favorite books to give to deserving friends.Read More
Lavinia In bocca al lupo!
In the mouth of the wolf!
I’ll murder it!
And that’s how you wish an Italian good luck. You tell them to look into the mouth of the wolf and they return with full bravado and machismo, “I’ll murder that wolf!”Read More
Click here for the post with all the details for our Goodie Giveaway.Read More
We’re on the move again; this time back to NYC to shoot the video for our next cook Vook. I hope we have half as much fun shooting this as we did last summer. At least this time, if a light bulb blows out it won’t be catastrophic. After three days of working perfectly, with a major converter box, the main lights blow. In four minutes we went through our entire stash of back up bulbs. It’s just like watching cash burn.Read More
We’ve hit the e-book Trifecta! Cooking Simply: The Italian Way! is now available on Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook and iTunes. And to celebrate, we’re giving away a Cooking Simply pantry basket from Gustiamo. Tell me why you deserve this booty!Read More
“Twas cocktail time in Montone. The swallows are circling overhead, the sun is setting and the moon is rising.
Our World Cocktail turned out to be the The Bloody Pearl:Read More
World Cocktail Day Could there be a better day for World Cocktail day than Friday the 13th? Cocktail makers have a weird sense of humor. I mean, who names a cocktail The Corpse Reviver?Read More
It’s orto time! Orto is Italian for a kitchen garden and our garden looks set to keep our kitchens supplied all season long. May the gods of sun and rain smile upon us because we’ve got our pride on the line.Read More
All good things must come to an end, and this is the finale for the Aroma Cucina Artichoke Festival. But we’re going out with a delicious bang: pork stuffed artichokes with a lemon sauce. It was the last of our big, globe artichokes and I think they were properly honored and devoured!Read More