Category — Good Eats

The Italian Vegetable Cookbook on Potluck Video

Ali Rosen is the dynamic host and founder of Potluck Video, a site for food, wine and travel videos. Ali's videos can also be seen on her Potluck show on New York Public Television Channel 25.  Recently, Ali and I met at Agata & Valentina, one of New York City's best sources for top quality food, to do a little ...

March 29, 2014   No Comments

Slow Cooking Saves the Day

Red Wine Braised Pot Roast

Call it the Deep Freeze, Arctic  Outbreak or Polar Vortex.  It really doesn't matter.  All I know is that it has been extremely cold and snowy here and it doesn't show signs of improving anytime soon.    To compensate for the cold and warm up the kitchen, I've had my slow cooker going practically every ...

January 27, 2014   No Comments

Christmas Shopping Made Easy

Capezzana Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This holiday season I am doing most of my gift shopping at my favorite food stores and websites.  No fighting crowds and worrying about getting the right size or color, these are gifts that everyone will enjoy.  I’ll pack them in pretty gift boxes or bags -- and relax.  Shopping is done!  Now I can ...

December 13, 2013   2 Comments

The Italian Slow Cooker Fresh Pea Soup

Fresh Pea Soup with Parmigiano Reggiano

The last couple of weeks have been awfully busy.  With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's looming, lots of company coming and shopping and preparation to do, it's nonstop from here on until January.  That's why I am so thankful for my slow cooker.  I put in a few ingredients early in the day, go about ...

November 25, 2013   No Comments

Spicy Slow Cooker Pasta for a Fall Day

Pasta with Spicy Cauliflower and Anchovy Crumbs

It's a beautiful fall Sunday here and all I could think of is spending as much time as possible out of doors before the cold weather closes in.  That's why I am so grateful for my slow cooker.  While I took a long walk this morning, and worked in my garden this afternoon, my slow ...

October 20, 2013   9 Comments

Roman Style Fried Zucchini Flowers

Zucchini flowers

Every year for his birthday, Charles asks me to make him a special dinner.  He spends a lot of time planning his menu.  Should he have lobster, spaghetti with clams, steak?  He has a hard time deciding.  But all that is just a lot of talk.  He always comes back to three of his favorites: ...

August 31, 2013   4 Comments