Mediterranean Melon Salad

Some days it’s hard to beat the heat!  And you just have no energy to cook anything….. You need some quick, and fresh that’ll keep you cool in the office or on vacation! We can’t get enough of melone, cantaloupe, here in Italy! We have a melone in the kitchen every week, the taste is…

How to Make Vitello Tonnato

Sunday cooking is just one of my favourites! You can take your time cooking and enjoy being around the dining room table enjoying various dishes and company through the afternoon.  A dining tradition I have personally come to love while living in Italy. I do my best to respect the Italian traditions and this recipe…

Pan di Spagna alla Frutta di Bosco

Pan di Spagna or Sponge Cake is a staple pastry recipe in Italy.  That in every Italian household this dessert or dolce has been made for birthdays or special occasions. A simple recipe, but many times the simplest of recipes require a lot more attention! The trickiest part is keeping the cake light and fluffy…

Cena di Domenica Invernale Menu

Recipe. Menu.  This is a collection of recipes to make for a wintery Sunday lunch or dinner.  The combination of these recipes incorporate rich winter flavors in a delicate way.  By serviing this menu you will be sure to have  an elegant presentation and a tasty surprise on every dish. Recipes Flan di Rape Click…

Menu for Weekend Trip in the Alps

Menu. Mountains. When on a weekend ski trip, or up in the mountains, it’s always nice to come back from a day out skiing or hiking to a warm meal at home with friends and family.  And when you think about what to eat or prepare in the mountains what better than comfort food and…

Zuppa di Pancotto

Pancotto may look fancy but it’s anything but fancy.  This is the Italian mom’s secret recipe for using yesterday’s bread and being resourceful when there may be nothing left in the refrigerator.  Also, this is a true no brainer Italian recipe that can be whipped up in no time for any level of cooking. Difficulty:…

Eating & Skiing in Gressoney,Valle D’Aosta

Places to Go & Eat. Gressoney, Valle d’Aosta.  Gressoney is a ski village in the Italian Alps, at the foot of Mount Rosa.  This village is a well-kept secret in Italy and even throughout Europe.  What truly makes Gressoney unique is its position inside a scenic valley, how it has been left untouched by the change…

Terra Madre in Turin

Turin celebrates all this with its annual food festive in September known as Terra Madre sponsored by the Slowfood organization.