Almost Pasta Primavera

I'm writing to clear up a misconception and to debunk the myth of a well known Italian pasta dish associated with this time of the year, Pasta Primavera. You know, that hodgepodge of vegetables and pasta in an over done cream sauce that is supposed to represent the fresh vibrant flavors of spring. The resulting dish is … Continue reading Almost Pasta Primavera


Designer Gelato

Leonardo and Alice. These are not the names of two characters from a 14th century Italian novella or a recently discovered secret diary of Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo and Alice are the names of two flavors of gelati at Riva Reno Gelateria on Via G.Mazzini 12 in Ferrara. With typical Italian sprezzatura ice cream becomes an … Continue reading Designer Gelato