Everyone knows or should know that if the bubbly stuff is made outside of the Champagne region of France it is not allowed to be called champagne. It is sparkling wine. There was a time that the choices were not very stellar. Astis from Italy were thought of as sickly sweet, not anymore. The other choices were not thought of with much more enthusiasm, especially domestic choices fromt the USA. This really is amusing as Roederer -the producer of one of my all…Continue
Normally at this time of the year I write about holiday foods, be they for Easter or Passover. I LOVE holiday foods, probably because I only cook them once a year. This year I decided to head in a different direction. Normally this is a summer time meal as it uses only the freshest of produce. I live in…Continue
It is the time of the year that many of our clients are eating more fish. This is an adaption of a dish I grew up with. Fresh poached and flaked tuna replace the canned version. The dried "Italian Blend" herbs and powdered garlic are substituted with fresh mint and garlic. Canned tomatoes have been left in, but feel free to use your own tomato concasse (skinned and seeded) diced tomatoes. Whole cherry tomatoes would be fantastic too.
Mint you are saying to yourself, really? Pazzo…Continue
We have all read articles on St. Valentines Day that seem to pop up ad nauseam in February publications. I myself have written them, along with pieces about “foods to get you in the mood”. This year, I decided to go a different route by presenting you with a menu that can easily be made for a crowd, for two...or even only YOU! The recipes are quick, easy and best of all “Good and Good For You”!
You don’t eat meat? Not a problem.…Continue