To Please the Taste of Italians Combine Art and Science

    Together with Collodi's Pinocchio and Manzoni's The Betrothed, Pellegrino Artusi's          La Scienza in Cucina e l'Arte di Mangiar Bene is one of Italy’s most read books. With over 700 printings it is one the most referenced books on the science and art of cooking and eating well.  Known as the "great-grandfather of …

If We are What We Eat

The London Times once said that if we are what we eat who wouldn’t want to be Italian. I would take that one step further and say if we are what we eat who wouldn’t want to be Northern Italian. The geography and climate of Northern Italy make it one of the most cultural diverse …

Truffles and Termes in Tuscany

On a recent taste and travel trip I stayed in the village of San Giovanni d'Asso, in the heart of the Crete Senesi. The Crete Senesi (pronounced KREH-teh seh-NEH-seh) is a rolling panorama of wind swept hills and isolated farmhouses south of Siena where you can find the road less traveled. It is the parallel …

Rediscover Pasta

Don't let the recession keep you from eating well. As busy families search for healthy, satisfying, easy to prepare food that stimulates their appetites as well as the economy, authentic Italian pasta is the perfect choice. Our grandparents knew that pasta was the perfect food for hard times. During the early 1900's the traditions for …