adri barr crocetti

Costolettine di Manzo Brasate - Beef Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine

The Braises of Winter - Warming Food for Cold Weather

Braises of beef have been stalwarts of Italian cuisine for hundreds of years. Once the province of home cooks, these dishes are now making...
Crespelle in brodo, Crepes in broth, Italian cuisine, Abruzzo, Teramo, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Crespelle in brodo - Crepes in broth

It’s Winter. What better way to warm up than with the tender cheese filled crespelle floating in clear chicken broth? Crespelle in brodo , known in...
Winter Citrus Chill, Cappelletti Sorbetto, Italian Drink, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

A Winter Citrus Chill

It’s time to enjoy one of the glories of the cold weather table, winter citrus. Huge orbs of Ruby Red grapefruit, bright orange Cara Cara navel...
Mountain of Panettone, Italian food, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

A Mountain of Panettone

There is plenty to ponder about the New Year. Some of it is pretty philosophical, like how to live a fulfilled life and how to treat your fellow man...
Poached Pears with Mascarpone Cream

Winter’s Delight - Poached Pears

Whether it is the stone fruits of summer, such as peaches, apricots, even cherries, or that most glorious fruit of the colder months, the pear,...
Light & nourishing soups for winter time

Light & nourishing soups for winter time

In Winter I always enjoy hearty soups, but light, broth based soups have their place too. Aside from elegant first courses, they are often the...

Holidays dessert: Hazelnut and Caramel Crostata

Crostata di nocciole e caramello - Hazelnut and Caramel Crostata Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Are you looking for something with a bit of...
It’s mushroom season - time for soup and a crostata

It’s mushroom season - time for soup and a crostata

If you are in Piemonte right now, you are probably enjoying Porcini or if you are very fortunate, white truffles, one of life’s supreme luxuries...
Lentil, Mezzi Rigatoni and Butternut Squash Soup

Fall is here, let's make Zuppe!

Fall is here, and that means it’s time for a steaming bowl of hearty soup. With a pot of soup on the stovetop, a soul satisfying meal is never far...
Making garganelli with pettine

Garganelli pasta: Maccheroni al Pettine

Garganelli - Maccheroni al Pettine Emilia Romagna is the home of world famous sfoglia, rich fresh egg pasta rolled paper thin. One of my favorite...

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