THE ITALIAN VEGETABLE COOKBOOK

200 Favorite Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Pasta, Main Dishes and Desserts

It's here! My latest book,  The Italian Vegetable Cookbook:  200 Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Pasta, Main Dishes and Desserts,  is now available in both hardcover and ebook editions. The name says it all!  Inside you will find vegetable recipes the way the Italians cook them.  Some may contain small amounts of meat, or anchovies, or chicken broth ...

March 4, 2014   7 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

Shopping and Tasting at A.L.C. Grocery

Shopping and Tasting at A.L.C. Grocery

I will be at A.L.C. Italian Grocery in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on Saturday, December 21 from Noon to 3PM.  Come sample some holiday treats and let's talk about great gifts for food lovers and holiday recipes!  I'll be signing copies of my classic cookbook, 1,000 Italian Recipes.   Hope to see you there!  The address ...

December 10, 2013   1 Comment

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