Posts from the ‘authentic recipes’ category

goat cheese & quinoa-stuffed artichoke heart bottoms

We love small plates of all different varieties of food at for our evening meal. Whether we are out at our favorite food spot sitting at…

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braised rabbit pappardelle with mixed spring vegetables

During my childhood years, the spring season was always a refreshing reminder of a cold, hard NY winter finally coming to an end. The chance to finally wear…

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zucchini-wrapped lamb koftas (kabobs)

I find myself seeking out new food and cuisines as I read my vast collection of food magazines and cookbooks. I recently ordered one of new…

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chicken piccata (piccata di pollo)

What is piccata? The definition of the italian word  “piccata” basically means “larded” or tasty, savoury or piquant (sharp) like the flavor of lemon or brined capers. Larding…

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crisped spanish chorizo & two cheese mashed potatoes

Comfort food. This is defined differently depending on personal taste. For me and my daughter Isabella, it’s about savory not sweet food. It’s about creamy and…

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aromatic cauliflower: origins from the house of medici

I have always loved learning about my famiglia’s history and would ask my parents often about our relatives still living in Italy. Who were they? What…

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