Living abroad in Italy is exciting and exhilarating. I met Mr. Italicano here. I have made extraordinary friends here. I started my business while living here. I love the challenges and adventure that each new day brings while living in il bel paese. I am grateful and I am thankful each day, yet…I miss Thanksgiving!
I miss the smells from the kitchen mingling with the sweet candles burning. I miss the chaotic sounds that fill the house: the clinking and clanking in the kitchen, kids laughter in the play room and lively shouts coming from the living room after a touchdown.
I absolutely adore hummus. It’s one of my favorite go-to recipes when I entertain guests as it’s the perfect appetizer for everyone: vegans, vegetarians, non vegetarians, lactose intolerant, gluten-free. I also love having it in my fridge for a healthy snack or... Continue reading →
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst” William Penn “The quality of life is more important than life itself” Alexis Carrel “Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it’s through creating, not possessing, that... Continue reading →
Although Halloween isn’t very popular here in Italy, pumpkins have always been. In fact, they steal the show in the fall :: autunno. You’ll find them in various shapes and sizes at the Italian farmer’s market and there are even... Continue reading →
It’s been such an exciting time for italicana kitchen! Mr. Italicano and I have been on quite an adventure: 10 food events around New York City to celebrate Smeg USA’s 10th anniversary in the states. Our last one is today... Continue reading →
Mr. Italicano and I have arrived in New York City! We’ll be here for the next 2 weeks to help Smeg USA celebrate their 10th anniversary with 10 food events around the city! I am so excited to be a... Continue reading →
There are two ways to make colored pasta. The first is to have a very colorful sauce that changes the pasta’s color completely. The second way, is to add in various purees, spices, herbs or other natural colorings when making the dough. Although you... Continue reading →
Now that the kids have returned to school, I suggest you prepare these homemade salted dark chocolate chip cookies as a special snack for them…and, of course, also for you! Although I’ve experimented various times with making chocolate chip cookies lighter, there... Continue reading →
In this 2 minute recipe, buttery, creamy, silky stracciatella cheese unites with sweet figs and honey to create an irresistible appetizer or dessert. Oh, man, get your taste buds ready for some delicious, simple, real food! What is stracciatella? Well,... Continue reading →
Cooking octopus seems difficult, right? After all, you typically find this delicious delicacy in fancy restaurants at an extravagant price or in gourmet food & wine magazines. Want to know a secret? It’s as easy as cooking pasta. You just... Continue reading →
This poached monkfish with brown butter, lemon & caper sauce makes quite an elegant little dinner for two or a posh meal for a special party. Monkfish :: coda di rospo is probably one of the ugliest fish around. With... Continue reading →
Being that Mr. Italicano and I spent the weekend with friends on a sailboat in the Italian region of Liguria, it was only fitting that I posted this delicious recipe for homemade pesto alla genovese since it is a typical... Continue reading →