Category — Good Eats

Cioccoshow — The Magic of Chocolate

The Chocolate Show in Bologna, Italy

The Cioccoshow came to New York last week and I was lucky enough to have a taste.  Cioccoshow is an annual event held in Bologna, Italy featuring artisanal chocolates made  in Italy.  This year,  the 10th edition of the show, will be larger than ever.  The Cioccoshow runs from November 12 to 16.  There will ...

September 30, 2014   No Comments

What I Cooked on My Summer Vacation

Locally grown San Marzano tomatoes, green beans, garlic and more

The produce at our local farmers' market, known as the Greenmarket, has been absolutely dazzling lately and I have been having a lot of fun cooking. Here are some red bell peppers that I roasted.  We ate them dressed with olive oil, garlic and oregano. I found some perfect zucchini and stuffed them with ground meat, cheese ...

September 1, 2014   2 Comments

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

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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