The Nobel Prize of Gastronomy

The spirit of the Nobel Prize is innovation, research and transformation. Taking an idea from academia to involvement to change. Physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics , peace.Areas of achievement given honors in Stockholm this past December 10th at the 2013 Nobel Laureates award ceremony.On March 3rd in Stockholm another honor will be bestowed, the White Guide Global Gastronomy Award …

This is Not Balsamic Land

In the pantheon of Italian food products one type of vinegar stands above all others, Aceto Balsamico from Modena but it is NOT the only vinegar in Italy.  A mere yodel away from Switzerland in Italy's Northern SudTirol, the Trentino-Alto Adige  is a melting pot  of cooking and cultures that result in a distinctive mixture of …

A Teaspoon per Person

Contrary to popular opinion more is not better in Italy.  The understated elegance of Milanese fashion, the sleek refined lines of Ferrari and the belief that a few ingredients can transform a dish into a delicious work of art does not equate to the abbastanza “bigger is better” attitude found on many Italian-American restaurant menus . …