Category — Cooking Tips


Taste of Honey

Maybe it is because of all the Winnie the Pooh I read in my early years, but I am crazy about honey.  I am constantly on the lookout for local varieties.  My favorite sources are specialty food shops and farmers markets which I visit in my area and when I am travelling.   Each honey ...

July 8, 2013   No Comments

Fig Season is Here!

Mission Figs

The season for California figs has begun!  To celebrate, I attended a dinner at Maialino Restaurant in NYC which featured figs in every course from appetizer to dessert.  While you cannot go wrong with a sweet plump fig wrapped in prosciutto, or stuffed with Gorgonzola, the menu was an eye opener as far as creative ...

June 11, 2013   1 Comment

Carnevale Feast

The Mediterranean Slow Cooker

Carnevale begins this week.  It is traditionally celebrated as a time for feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.  But how do you prepare a feast when you are busy with so many other things?  With your slow cooker, of course!   I'd like to suggest  Bargemen's Beef Stew, a recipe from my book The French ...

February 10, 2013   2 Comments

    • Michele Scicolone