La Buona Tavola

Brighten your Winter day: roasted cauliflower and kale soup

Cauliflower is having a moment, a big moment. Soon after the low-carb diet lovers discovered you could use spiralized zucchini as a stand-in for...

Espresso and nutella biscotti

Try to imagine a time without freezers, fridges, or canned food and we can begin to understand how cooking methods became not only popular but...

It’s Official: World Heritage Status for Pizza Napoletana

On the 7th of December, pizza Napoletana made it into the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List. A huge success for Italy, but also a huge success for the...

Homemade gifts from an Italian kitchen

The holidays are here! If the thought of going to a crowded mall or buying yet another gift card leaves you stressed or depressed, consider making a...

Nduja Style salami

Nduja, pronounced “an-du-ra” or “an-du-ya” depending where you are in Italy, originates from a Calabrian village called Spilinga, the original home...

Bagna Cauda Day, where everything is allowed

This is a day when you are not ashamed to smell like garlic: you’re, in fact, almost proud of it. This is the day when you are allowed to go to work...

Fall in love with farro

When I first started making farro, I would have to make a special trip to our not-so-local Italian market to purchase it. It was a labor of love...

Pasta con la broccola, pasta with cauliflower

A while back, we were invited to Windsor, Ontario, to meet Nonna Gina and her family who were gracious enough to share a couple of family favourite...

Cacio e Pepe Los Angeles (via Rome)

Cacio e Pepe is probably the most famous, simplest, and most controversial dish of Rome's cuisine. I've seen numerous recipes claiming to be the...

Brodo - Homemade Chicken Broth

The first few days of chilly weather are a gentle nudge to put a pot of homemade brodo on the stove! I love when my family comes home and...

Chestnut flour: Tuscany simple treasure 

I am just back from a trip to my little home in Montalcino, in Tuscany where the long, hot summer has come to a close. There was finally a chill in...

Lentil Soup- good for the body, mind, and soul

Lentils, (Lens culinaris), part of the pulse family, are one of the first domesticated crops in human history and have fed populations for thousands...

Spiedini, speducci and arrosticini!

Spiedini, speducci and arrosticini: let’s talk about the difference… Or not! Let’s face it, they all lead to the same thing - little morsels of meat...

Playing with grapes: do try this at home

With the season drawing to a close, the bounty of summer is starting to taper off. I still love the juicy goodness of my fresh tomatoes and the...

Melanzane ripiene, stuffed eggplants

No other topic, not even religion or politics, provokes such enthusiastic discussion in my mother’s family like melanzane ripiene, or stuffed...