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Gelo di arancia rossa Alright, I will admit it. I am a nostalgia freak. Just over a year ago my hometown newspaper axed its stand alone Food Section. Doubtless a victim of the recession and changing reading habits, the Food Section of yore had breathed its last. From its glory days of over thirty pages, […]
Lemon Tart Spring is not here yet, but the profusion of citrus lends such bright notes to food and table, it almost seems it has arrived. Baskets of Meyer lemons, Moro and Sanguinello oranges fill my kitchen counter. It is time to start thinking about Easter desserts, and a crostata al limone would be a […]
This is the time of year for feasts, really big feasts, but even the grand gourmands among us need a respite. If you are looking for a light but elegant dessert to close your holiday meal, try this most typical Italian dessert. Poached oranges, chilled, served in their syrup and topped with candied orange peel […]
Who said you couldn’t get blood oranges in August? Trust me. You can. But first, if I gave awards for the best packaging, this decanter-like bottle from William Grant & Sons would take the Blue Ribbon. The bottle is a clear light red at its squat base, slowly darkening to a smokey red hue that […]
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today To-morrow will be dying. …Robert Herrick Grab them while you can. Juice them and freeze their juice. The season does not last forever, but right now blood oranges are everywhere, including my back yard, so I am […]
So dramatic. So exotic. Winter in Sicily. Breakfast in the finest hotel. I am talking about blood oranges, Moro blood oranges in particular. Does any citrus make such a statement? This fruit will have you seeing red. Cut a Moro open and see brilliant crimson throughout. Juice it and see an opaque liquid as dark […]