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11 12, 2020

Recipe: Pesce all’Acqua Pazza from Il Giardino di Candida in Ventotene

2020-12-13T02:58:19+01:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, Recipes|0 Comments

One of the many things I love about spending time in kitchens in Italy is that you always walk away with a lesson in immigration. At Il Giardino di Candida, a trattoria on Ventotene that bears the name of its chef Candida Sportiello (as well as the island’s patron saint) I heard of a community [...]

9 12, 2020

Recipe: Spaghetti Con La Bottarga

2020-12-09T08:59:28+01:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Carbs, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes, Sicily|0 Comments

Mullet has been fished in these waters for millennia. Spaghetti con la Bottarga | Spaghetti with Cured Mullet Roe  Looking for a flavorful and simple dish for your fish-themed Christmas Eve table (or for any occasion, really)? This is the simplest, most straight-forward Sardinian dish out there. Bottarga di muggine, cured grey mullet roe, [...]

9 11, 2020

Focaccia Pugliese Recipe from Food of the Italian South Cookbook

2020-11-19T21:02:23+01:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Puglia, Recipes|17 Comments

Just as Naples is the capital of Italy’s thick-rimmed wood fired pizza pies, Bari and its surrounding Pugliese towns are known for a beloved regional flatbread, focaccia. An olive oil-rich dough is baked in iron pans at places like Panificio Fiore on Strada della Città in Bari Vecchia, then sold by the slice. The pan [...]

3 11, 2020

Stock Your Pandemic Pantry with Quality Italian Products

2020-11-03T07:12:02+01:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: California, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions|0 Comments

Let’s be honest: 2020 has been hard. And with the new lockdowns rolling through Europe, it's about to get a whole lot harder. It’s difficult to imagine anyone in any industry anywhere on the planet that hasn’t been affected in some way by Covid-19. When times are tough, escape and connection are important. While the [...]

31 10, 2020

Rome’s Fave Dei Morti (Day of the Dead Cookies) Recipe

2020-10-31T04:31:54+01:00October 31st, 2020|Categories: Food & Wine, Recipes|0 Comments

  It's that solemn time of the year again when Roman Catholics, a few pagans, and many others across the globe commemorate their dearly departed in early November. The annual ritual of celebrating deceased loved ones stretches back to time immemorial. Ancient Roman pagans paid tribute on prescribed days, visiting tombs and even picnicking with [...]

17 01, 2020

New Tour Alert: Vineyard Visit to Cantina Ribelà Near Rome

2020-02-23T05:10:59+01:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

All new for 2020, my friend and colleague Maurizio Di Franco and I are collaborating on a super fun vineyard excursion from Rome to one of our favorite places just outside of town, Cantina Ribelà. Maurizio is a certified sommelier (you may know him from tastings at Vino Roma) and he has been providing food [...]