This month, Di Bruno Bros. is introducing a line of Tuscan sheep’s milk cheeses from Il Forteto – an agricultural cooperative near Florence – so I stopped by the store for some samples and spent the weekend languishing with Pecorino at every meal. Saturday started with young Pecorino and berries for breakfast, and Sunday ended with spicy Pecorino-stuffed […]
The beginning of March starts off with bone-chilling weather, and ends mildly with subtle hints of Spring and the warmth to come. With this in mind, it’s been said March goes “In Like a Lion, and Out Like a Lamb.” We’re spending the month with foods that embody this principle of transformation in hopes it […]
While The Muffuletta sandwich originated in New Orlean’s French Quarter, it is actually rooted in Sicilian tradition. It all started at Central Grocery, an Italian specialty shop we’re more than fond of. Legend has it Sicilian farmers would hang at Central for lunch and order a little bit of everything to eat separately –including salamis, various hams, cheeses, olive salad, roll, etc.
Keep those Valentine’s Day vibes going strong into the next morning with these dreamy red velvet pancakes, perfected with a few romantic delights –Amarena wild cherries, black lava cashew crumble, and filled with soft brie cheese.
by: Janeane Tolomeo Get ready for one of the easiest/cheesy-est/bacony-est snacks ever. We just spun the jalapeno popper on its head with this twist – Italian Long Hots stuffed with our Cheddar & Horseradish (with Bacon) Cheese Spread and wrapped in slices of Jalapeno Bacon. HERE’S HOW IT’S DONE: Take peppers Stuff with cheese spread […]
Nobody knows how to put together a snack plate like the Italians – when I traveled across the Veneto and through Emilia-Romagna last summer, I loved watching people stroll into piazzas at 4 or 5 p.m. for aperitivo – a pre-dinner glass of wine and a small plate of snacks to stimulate the appetite. The bar bites in Venice and Verona were unsurpassed, and every cheese counter in Bologna offered cheese-and-meat plates to die for.
This is what happens when you love buffalo wings, and you love cheese plates. Meet: The cheese plate that tastes like an order of buffalo wings - only better.
In honor of what could be the single greatest American sporting event, my family came together for a pot luck, all-American feast. Cornbread, Beef Chili, Potato Skins, Sweet Potato Chips and Mac and Cheese...starchy, yes, but quality comfort food for this time of year. And if there is an occasion to splurge on calories, its Super Bowl. We finished the evening with my mother's Angel Food Cake, which may or may not be strictly American, but was nonetheless worth the exception if it isn't.