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World’s Best Restaurant 2018

World’s Best Restaurant 2018 Osteria Francescana has done it again!  It has been named the world’s best restaurant for 2018.  Owned and run by chef Massimo Bottura, this restaurant in Modena Italy was also named the world’s best restaurant for 2016 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Currently, there is a 4 month waiting list […]

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Tiramisu Truffles

Tiramisu Truffles Tiramisu Truffles –  a little twist on the classic tiramisu recipe.  Here’s 2 versions one with and one without filling with nutella. These little truffles will be hard not to keep popping in your mouth!  Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 cup + 1 tbsp (250 g) mascarpone 5 oz (140g) ladyfingers (savoiardi cookies) 1 teaspoon […]

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Prosecco Punch

Prosecco Punch Prosecco Punch is the perfect summer drink whether you are hosting a party or relaxing in your backyard.  Here are 2 refreshing versions guaranteed to please! Pineapple Peach Prosecco Punch Ingredients  3 c. pineapple juice 3 c. Seltzer water 1 bottle prosecco 1 c. Vanilla Vodka 2 c. sliced pineapple 2 peaches, thinly […]

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Limoncello Spritz

Limoncello Spritz If you like limoncello, you will love this limoncello spritz!  While limoncello is normally an after dinner drink, this spritz is light, refreshing and a perfect summer cocktail.  Just add vodka and soda water to your favorite limoncello.  If  you want to make your own limoncello, a great recipe I use all the […]

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A glass of wine a day………

A glass of wine a day………  Good news for wine lovers!  If you like wine, here are some more reasons to lift your glass and toast! As this video explains, a nightly glass of wine definitely supports a healthy lifestyle.  Drinking wine in moderation has an abundance of positive effects on the mind and body. […]

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How to tell if wine is bad

How to tell if wine is bad Obviously the easiest way to tell if wine has gone bad is to taste it.  You will immediately know. This taste test is offered in restaurants but what if you are in a wine shop and you can’t taste the wine? This video shows some quick tips on […]

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Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata   Eggplant Caponata originating from Sicily is a mix of sweet and sour flavors that burst in your mouth.  It’s a colorful dish and definitely one to make at least a day ahead because the flavor improves with time.  Grab some crusty bread and enjoy! Ingredients: • 1 cup celery, diced • 1 […]

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Torta cookies con Ricotta e Nutella

Torta cookies con Ricotta e Nutella INGREDIENTS 20-22 cm cake: 300 g of flour, 150 g of sugar, 100 g of butter, 1 egg, 8 g of yeast, a pinch of salt, vanilla, 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, 250 g of ricotta, 120 g of Nutella, 50 g of chocolate chips PREPARATION: Place the egg, […]

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Cauliflower Risotto

Cauliflower Risotto Cauliflower “risotto” with Peas, and Pancetta Serves 3-4 Ingredients: •8 oz. Pancetta, small dice •2 heads cauliflower, broken into small florets •4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil •4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced •2 ½ cups vegetable stock •¼ cup Grana Padano Cheese, grated •2 tbsp. Butter •½ cup green peas •2 tbsp. chopped Chives […]

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Pizzette

Pizzette Pizzette are served all over Italy and are offered with many different toppings.  They are commonly eaten as a snack or during aperitivo in Italy. Here’s a video recipe so you can make them at home too! INGREDIENTS 500 g of flour 10 g of brewer’s yeast 250 ml of milk 5 g of […]

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