Food

The recipe for pesto are so versatile. Do not be afraid to make your own

End of Summer Pesto Recipes to Help Stock the Freeze

A s summer takes its final bow, I find that I am left with armloads of parsley and basil still overtaking the garden beds. Not wanting these...
The piadina flat bread has been a staple of life in Romagna for centuries. Photographic Archive of the Province of Rimini

Discover Romagna’s ancient Piadina flatbread

The Romagnoli people have been eating piada or piadina flat bread for centuries. Indeed, it’s thought that the recipe might even date back to the...
Spaghetti all’amatriciana | Photo: Copyright Nathan Hoyt/Forktales 2016

Meditating Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

It is not easy to imagine that streets paved by the Romans that we still walk today could tremble savagely beneath our feet like they did in Amatrice...
Romano green beans with anchovy dressing. | Credit: Copyright Paolo Destefanis, www.paolodestefanis.com for Veneto: Authentic Recipes From Venice and the Italian Northeast, by Julia della Croce

Vegetable Love, Italian Style

It’s no surprise that vegetables are the bedrock of the Italian diet. For one thing, the climate is temperate and the growing seasons are blessedly...
Stuffed squid Marchigiana style are  great as an appetizer or on a bed of greens to make a salad

Calamari Ripieni alla Marchigiana - Stuffed Squid Marchigiana Style

While we were in Marche, Italy this spring, we had stuffed calamari prepared by my cousin’s wife, Maria, several times. These beautiful squid from...
Summer peaches

Summer peaches

With their alluring blush, seductive perfume and luscious interior, peaches are the quintessential summer fruit. Whether eaten out of hand, baked in...
"A Future for Amatrice": Slow Food Launches a Initiative

"A Future for Amatrice": Slow Food Launches Initiative

Slow Food movement announced an earthquake relief campaign for the mountain village of Amatrice, which was flattened by an earthquake on Wednesday...
Basil Orecchiette with Garlic, Oil and Lemon Zest

Basil Orecchiette with Garlic, Oil and Lemon Zest

Celebrate summer with Basil Orecchiette with Garlic, Oil and Lemon Zest. One of the best use of the basil grwoing in you garden during the summer...
Lumache (pasta “snails”) with raw Sun Gold tomatoes and avocado. | Credit: Nathan Hoyt/Forktales 2016

Of Pasta, Prodigies, and Sun Golds

Every now and then someone sends me a message that’s a real charmer. Here’s one I received about a recipe that appears in my first cookbook, Pasta...
Timballini di melanzane

Late Summer Harvest: Timballini di Melanzane

As the heat of summer gives way to the cooler chill of fall, my garden harvest begins to slow. The last of the tomatoes remain on the vine waiting...
Pasta Does Not Cause Obesity, A Research Finds

Pasta Does Not Cause Obesity, A Research Finds

According to an Italian research, pasta does not contribute to obesity, on the other hand it is in fact associated with a reduction in body mass...
Grilled fish in fig leaves

Delightful lunch for your summer

Lemon Pasta With Grilled Shrimp This pasta has a delicate lemon flavor that is delicious topped with grilled seafood such as shrimp as shown in the...
Is The Mediterranean Diet Still As Healthy As It Used to Be?

Is The Mediterranean Diet As Healthy As It Used to Be?

According to a research published on Clinical Nutrition ESPEN - one of the official publications of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and...
A Summer Dessert: No-Bake Lemon Mascarpone Tart

A Summer Dessert: No-Bake Lemon Mascarpone Tart

I've fallen in love with No Bake Tarts! They're quick and easy to prepare and can be made with so many fun fillings. You can absolutely switch up the...
Sparkling Italian wines with their characteristic fruitiness, perhaps a touch of residual sugar, low to moderate alcohol, good acidity and low tannins marry well with Sriracha's heat and background flavors

Feelin’ the Heat: Sparkling Italian Wines for the Sriracha Addicted

Ubiquitous dousing of the stuff upon chicken wings, unrestrained squirtings over international food plates, smothering squeezes atop gourmet burgers...