Polpette di Carne are just meatballs. AGAIN the Italians can make something so crude sounding in English sound so fab in their language. Anyway, these polpette are often served with a tomato sauce, but in my house, they are fried up and served as is, usually with a […]
Piedmont is known for its wine and food. It is after all where wines such as Barbera, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto are produced and also where the slow food movement began.
Fall is here – and I admit (to every Italian’s horror) that it is my favorite time of year. Maybe it has something to do with growing up in Texas where boiling hot summers lasts for at LEAST five months.
This morning my kid woke up with a horrific cough. We decided to give him some cough syrup. Here were the options:
So when I post recipes, I always include a photo of the finished product. Usually something like this photo above. And sometimes I even include pics of how to prepare the recipe with a set of photos similar to the group below. But the reality? Just take a […]
Here is an “Italy, so hello to America” recipe. A true crostata is NOT made with pie crust. The crust is almost the same, but there will be eggs added to the mix and sometimes even vanilla. I love, love, love pie crust, so I make mine with […]
Now that Summer is over and we are in full fall mode, what better way to get over the summertime blues than hitting up a sagra (festival) in Italy?
Language lunedi’ – La Famiglia It has been ages since I put up a language post. But having just returned from visiting my family, I thought what could be more appropriate than a little lesson related to center of Italian life: la famiglia?
Mexico – a country I love. Having grown up in Texas, I used to go there a lot, but since living in Italy, I have not been there in a long time. We recently made a trip to Cancun – a Mexican destination I have never visited.
With eggplant in season, take advantage of the period and prepare this classic dish that is always a crowd pleaser: eggplant parmesan otherwise known as parmigiana di melanzane, or melanzane alla parmigiana or simply: parmigiana.