Category — Good Eats

IMAF Chefs’ Cup 2014

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I was honored to be asked to judge the IMAF --International Migration Art Festival-- Chef's Cup 2014.  This competition pairs Italian Michelin starred chefs and challenges them to create a dish inspired by a famous movie.  The two finalists this year were Andrea Mattei of the Restaurant La Magnolia in the Hotel Lord Byron in Forte dei ...

June 18, 2014   2 Comments

Veneto Vacation

Tortellini

Most  travelers to Italy go to Venice, but few travel to the surrounding region known as the Veneto.  That's too bad because it has so much to offer. Our flight landed at the Venice Marco Polo Airport, but instead of staying we drove off to Verona, a small and gracious city famous for its Ancient ...

June 9, 2014   2 Comments

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