A classic from the Piedmont region of northern Italy.
The ultimate shrimp scampi cooked to perfection in a garlicky, buttery white wine sauce. The game-changing element of this dish is a part of the shrimp typically thrown away although it’s packed with flavor: shrimp shells. To enhance the shrimp’s presence in this dish, the browned shrimp shells are simmered in some white wine to […]
Wrinkled, rustic and hand-rolled grissini.
White Bean Smash
This Italian-style puree is served like a condiment. Its consistency and use are much like chickpea hummus. I put it out on individual small plates with grilled sourdough bread or corn tortillas at dinner instead of bread and butter. You can also serve it in corn tortilla wraps with shredded lettuce and chopped fresh tomato. […]
Cantuccini (Italian almond biscuits)
These crunchy biscuits are great with coffee, or served with chilled sweet dessert wine for dipping.
Pumpkin Soup with Orange and Thyme
This velvety – smooth and creamy pumpkin soup will impress you with its bright color and fresh pumpkin flavor, infused with fresh orange juice and thyme.
Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Olive Oil
A Mediterranean take on mashed potatoes, flavored with extra-virgin olive oil and garlic rather than dairy products such as butter or milk and completely vegan.
Affogato means ‘drowned’, which is exactly what you do to a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a strong shot of hot espresso. The ice cream can be fior di latte, vanilla or chocolate, or whatever you like. The pleasures of tasting this delicious dessert/beverage come in stages as the hot continues to melt the […]
Pane Rustico (Rustic Italian Bread)
It takes time and patience, but your reward will be a crusty loaf with a chewy yet tender crumb and a clean, wheaty flavor.
Mozzarella, a bit different than usual: rich, flavorful, and aromatic. Try it on a crispy baguette; it’s simply delicious!