Reviews Archive

The Clever Cookbook – A Book Review and Giveaway

Posted February 21, 2016 By Adri

Braised Chicken with Red Wine & Mushrooms Over Creamy Polenta Mick Jagger said “Time is on my side.” But I sure never felt that way back when Bart and I were working. Arriving home at 6:00 after a busy day, the idea of spending 2 hours prepping, cooking and then cleaning up, propelled us into […]

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We have a winner! The winner is Doris Hollander (aka Ping Pong Queen) of Los Angeles, CA Congratulazioni, Doris, your CoffeeDog Kit from Bulldog Brewery LA is on its way! The contest is now closed. Your comments are still welcome. Off the shelf is so yesterday. Today it is all about boutique booze. Craft spirits. […]

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Warm weather or cold weather, rain or shine, I make frozen desserts all year round, and my gelato machine occupies pride of place on my kitchen counter. I enjoy trying new things, and olive oil gelati are the subject of my latest experimentation. Here a simple egg custard based gelato is made with olive oil, […]

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Zeppole di San Giuseppe We have a winner! The winner is Laney of the website Ortensia Blu! Congratulazioni, Laney, your book is on its way! Rosetta Costantino, food writer, cooking teacher, and native of Calabria, gathered her husband and kids, and traveled through the Italian regions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia and Sicily to find […]

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Carrot-Ricotta Ravioli with Herbed Butter Green is the new black, so the food writers say. Vegetables are the answer to feeding a hungry planet, so the scientists say. However, this is not news to Italians. Their country’s rich soil produces an abundance of vegetables, each variety in astonishing array. Through the ages, from Apicius of […]

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Biscotti – Italian Cookies

Posted October 23, 2013 By Adri

A Book Review “We decided early on that our biscotti would be piccolini – small – like a great Roman espresso…” – Mona Talbott Good things come in small packages. Cookies and books. This diminutive book, by chefs Mona Talbott and Mirella Misenti, is the first in my series of suggestions for Christmas giving. The […]

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