Few words about kale, Cavolo Nero to be exact!

Cavolo (cabbage) nero (black) comes with a sleuth of names and nicknames: Tuscan kale, Italian kale, Tuscan cabbage, dinosaur kale, etc.  Akin to kale and quinoa, cavolo nero has been at the forefront of the culinary movement.  It’s already ubiquitous on menus…

Authentic Food

Let’s start by looking at the pictures on this page, they feel “authentic” don’t they?  So what makes a dish “authentic”?  Is it the use of specific ingredients in the recipe? Is it the ethnicity of the person who prepares the dish?…

Frittelle di Riso – Rice Fritters

This is the kind of comfort food that brings me back to my early years.  I recall coming back home from school or a playdate, walking in and smelling the delicious fragrance of my mom cooking these yummy delicacies.  She used to…

La California, Italy

                 “Know that on the right hand from the Indies exists an island called California very close to a side of the Earthly Paradise” from “The Adventures of Esplandián”  by 16th Century Spanish author Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo   As a…

My Blog

Hey, check out my blog:   Truths About Party Planning Viva la Pappa al Pomodoro The Bell Pepper Post Few Words About Kale, Cavolo Nero To Be Exact Authentic Food La California, Italy Lampredotto – Florentine Style Street Food What does “cooking”…

The Story Behind the Spaghetti with Lentils

  As I mentioned on my previous blog, I’m going to share a hearty and healthy spaghetti recipe that “happened to be” in my kitchen about a decade and a half ago. This simple dish starts with a sauce made from three…

First Kitchen Thoughts

I’ve been pondering for a long time about writing a blog and finally decided to put pen to paper (actually fingers to keyboard) and let it flow, I kind of know where to begin, I just don’t know where I’ll end up…