Rosemary-Olive Bread

This recipe for Rosemary-Olive Bread was inspired by Marcella Hazan’s magnificent cookbook, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. I also provide an alternative baking method to achieve a Dutch Crust.

Involtini di Melanzane e Ricotta

Can Italian food can exist without melanzane?  Here are a few examples among many others:  Eggplant Parmigiana, Pasta ala Norma, Eggplant Caponata, Grilled Eggplant (often served as part of a […]

Zuppa di Fagiolane / Sopa de Pallares

Soup Pot on Stove

Named for the city where the Spaniards first found it, the lima is one of the oldest beans to come out of the Americas, with remains dating from 6000 to 5000 BC. Scientists recognize two main branches of the genus domesticated in Latin America.

San Francisco Classic: Cioppino

San Francisco Cioppino

Cioppino, a now-classic San Francisco dish, has very humble beginnings. This fish stew was cooked aboard the fishing vessels of the early Italian immigrant fisherman who settled in San Francisco’s North Beach.

Biscotti di Mia Madre

David Giannini can attest to my biscotti. I bake them using my dear late mother’s recipe. I have given many people the recipe but I know when they see the […]