Asparagus Risotto

When it’s asparagus season it is hard to choose which recipe to make! I find that the recipe I turn to the most is risotto di asparagi. This to me is spring!  When the weather starts to get nicer here in Italy, the first time I find asparagus at the local market, I make asparagus…

Chiacchiere Black & White

Chiacchiere is a typical fried dessert found in Italy during the time leading up to Carnevale our in other words Fat Tuesday.  It is a recipe that is quite simple to prepare and the variations are never ending. This is a fun take on the traditional chiacchiere and is a version we have found in…

Warm Italian Lentil Veggie Salad

Our warm Italian lentil veggie salad uses the fantastic winter vegetables of turnips and puntarelle.  Puntarelle is an appealing bitter and crunchy winter salad made from a particular variety of chicory that grows in the countryside of Rome.  It add a powerful green freshness like no other winter veggie!  If you can’t find puntarelle another great substitute is curly endive or radicchio. 

Carnevale Menu, Tutto Fritto

Why stop with just special desserts for the carnevale celebration?  There are also plenty of frying going on during this time and it doesn’t stop with desserts.  Frittata, fried stuffed vegetables and fried meats, like fried veal in the cotoletta alla milanese are other classic recipes to follow during this time of indulgence before giving…

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…