Adri Barr Crocetti

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 with kindness and respect. But there is a practical side too, …

Crostata di nocciole e caramello – Hazelnut and Caramel Crostata Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Are you looking for something with a bit of Italian flavor?  Leave the Pumpkin Pie behind and change up dessert this year.  Buy some …

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 away.  Soups are the easiest, most forgiving of all winter …

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 oranges, and smooth skinned Meyer lemons with their peppery tartness are winter’s seasonal jewels. …

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 preferred food when illness strikes. Watching the news I have been amazed at how the …

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, poaching is a simple, age-old method of preparing the fruit.  Poaching is a simple technique. …

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.  Fall is mushroom time. Here in the U.S. we can enjoy many varieties, from white …

There’s a chill in the air, and it’s time for soup.  Try this satisfying update on traditional meatball soup.  The meatballs are a snap to make; by using sausage, I cut down prep time and amp up flavor.  Tuscany’s famous …

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 Abruzzo as Scriplle ‘mbusse, is a satisfying yet delicate soup that will warm you from …

Garganelli – Maccheroni al Pettine Emilia Romagna is the home of world famous sfoglia, rich fresh egg pasta rolled paper thin.  One of my favorite pasta shapes is made from this glorious dough – garganelli.  They are formed from a square …