As far as Italian foods go, tiramisu is a recent addition to the menu. Allegedly invented in the 1960s in a restaurant in the Veneto region of Italy, it is a variation on the older… More
Happy Thanksgiving! This isn’t a pie. Continue reading “Torta di Pasta Frolla”
I like having a simple loaf of something sweet and homemade around, not only because it makes snacks and breakfast so much more special, but also because it gives me an occasion to invite someone over for a slice and some tea. Continue reading “Thomas Keller’s Grapefruit Cake”
I learned all about pasta making this summer at my job as a fresh pasta maker at Eataly NYC.
The word “brioche” takes me right back to Sicily.
I just got back from my annual month-long trip to the beautiful island, and I missed it as soon as I set foot on the airplane. Continue reading “Brioche Banana Bread Pudding”
Italians love to complain about Italy. Seriously, talk to an Italian for a couple minutes and they will 99% of the time start ranting about how nothing works in Italy, how the economy/government/things in general are messed up. They must take its immense beauty for granted, because I would willingly live with all those problems if I knew I could wake up to this view every morning. Continue reading “Ricotta-Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Pesto”
If “America runs on Dunkin”, Italy runs on tea cookies. A common breakfast is a few plain, crunchy cookies with a shot of espresso or maybe a cup of tea. In my house, the breakfast cookie of choice is the “S” cookie you can find just about anywhere now, even in CVS. Given you know it’s time to change when your “Italian” breakfast cookie is available in CVS, I decided to make some real Italian breakfast cookies for my mom, sans yellow dyes 5 and 6. Continue reading “Crumiri di Casale”
Chocolate graham crackers are the most addicting substance on the planet.
When I decided to make a cheesecake for my roommate’s 21st birthday, I immediately got excited about the crust, which is my favorite part of anything with a crust (pies, toast, cheesecakes…). The crust gave me an excuse to buy chocolate graham crackers, and as soon as I got home I ripped open a bag and shoved a sheet into my mouth. This is why I don’t buy junk food. Continue reading “Raspberry-Kissed Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache”