I apologize for the absence in the past month! If you’ve been following italicana kitchen on Facebook, Instagramor Twitter then you’ve probably been following my USA food tour. I’ve been reporting back on Radio Bruno, an Italian radio station,on new food and wine trends in America, I’m organizing private pasta-making classes in people’s homes using the lovely Smeg stand mixer, which I absolutely adore, and I’m doing pasta-making demonstrations at various Williams-Sonoma stores and The Culinary Stone in Seattle,Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.
If you are in the Seattle or Spokane area, contact me to organize a homemadepasta-making class! I’ll be in Seattle until READ MORE!
Making gnocchi is easy to do; making great gnocchi is hard. There are many factors that could make your 4 ingredient recipe go awry. Luckily I have some tips and tricks straight from my Italian mother-in-law, Patrizia, that will make... Continue reading →
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One of my favorite appetizers is baked brie. It’s simple to throw together, mouthwatering delicious and it’s always a hit at dinner parties. It’s a classic recipe that can be adapted in many ways. Some of my favorite combinations include:... Continue reading →
It was only fitting that I made Barolo Risotto with Radicchio and Fontina this week. First off, the color is perfect for an upcoming romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, and secondly, there is wine involved. Every since I passed the AIS... Continue reading →
During Carnival in Italy, fried desserts are everywhere—it’s part of the tradition. Occasionally you can find some sweets where you can get away with baking, like these tortellini dolci, yet for other desserts like lattughe, fried crispiness is a crucial factor.... Continue reading →
In Italy, the famous Carnevale season kicked off and will end February 9th, known as Martedì Grasso or Fat Tuesday, which is the last day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. The word Carnevale comes from the latin... Continue reading →
The festivities are now over, and the new year has kicked off. Start right: incorporate healthy meals into your daily diet, like this Green Detox Smoothie that can be eaten for any meal or as a healthy and energy boosting... Continue reading →
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I expected only the best at Il Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa: nice rooms, quality food and good service. To say that this hotel lived up to my expectations is an understatement; it offers so much more. First... Continue reading →
This is a classic American apple pie recipe; well, kind of. In most traditional apple pie recipes you’ll find white sugar, white flour and thinly sliced apples :: mele. But, what kind of pie do you get when you use... Continue reading →