Pronto! Che si mangia?
What’s on the table in 21st century Italy
I have a desert island list of cookbooks. Ones that I would want on the proverbial desert island that is, of course, equipped with a full kitchen. Being a retailer of cookbooks, it never occurred to me to write about out- of-print ones that I use constantly and have bought extra copies, just in case… […]
Radicchio isn’t shy; it’s downright acerbic. “The tonic bitterness, however, is extremely agreeable as a contrast to rich or fatty flavors,” as Barbara Kafka deftly put it. That’s the best description of my most recent standby dinner quickie, pasta with Taleggio and radicchio adapted from a La Cucina Italiana recipe. Pasta + Cheese + Vegetable = one […]
Making a homemade birthday cake is an act of love. Finding the right recipe, hoping your confection doesn’t burn or fall and decorating it all require time, energy and emotion. The stakes are even higher when it’s your child’s first birthday. When Gregorio turned one, I knew Camille Glenn’s Southern Heirloom cake wouldn’t let me down. To keep the […]