Italian

Simple Balsamic Recipe: Vinaigrette Dressing

Simple Balsamic Recipe: Vinaigrette Dressing

A balsamic vinaigrette dressing is not some closely guarded secret made mysterious by a celebrity or gourmet chef. A good tasting vinaigrette is easy to make, and healthy for you. Oil and vinegar salad dressings or vinaigrette recipes can be made by those of us who have not attended the…

Cheese & Olive Bruschetta

Cheese & Olive Bruschetta

Bruschetta (Italian pronunciation: [bruˈsketta] is an antipasto (starter dish) from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese, a popular dish is Bruschetta pomodoro; the most popular recipe outside Italy involves…

Italian Cuisine: In The Heart Of Tuscany

Italian Cuisine: In The Heart Of Tuscany

When an American conjures up an idea of “Italian cuisine,” often what comes to mind is pasta, red sauce, and garlic bread. Pasta, no doubt, plays a large part in most traditional Italian regional cuisine, and few cultures know how to employ a tomato the way that Italians can. However,…

Italian Sweets

Italian Sweets

The regional cuisine of Italy is surely a delight to the senses. With the pasta, seafood, savory meats and cheeses, and delicious crusty breads, it is hard to stop yourself from eating until you are packed full. However, if you do not remember to save a little room, you may…

The Tiramisua Cake

The Tiramisua Cake

Open an old Italian cookbook, browse through the index and a surprise! No Tiramisu’ cake recipe. My first encounter with Tiramisu’ was in 1985. I was in Italy at that time: A friend of mine told me about this new cake recipe she got. She was so enthusiastic about it…

Italian Cuisine: Diverse and Delicious

Italian Cuisine: Diverse and Delicious

Italy, a nation of 58 million people, is a patchwork quilt of 20 distinct regions subdivided into 103 provinces. All Italian cooking relies on olive oil, grains and fresh, seasonal produce, but each region has its own preferences and specialties. Northern Italy, which boasts the country’s highest standard of living…