S. Cristina Cookbook: Ribollita

Click here to view this scrumptious recipe on the Santa Cristina site. This delectable Tuscan recipe is prepared specifically to warm hearts throughout the winter season. It is the epitome of a mouthwatering, comforting dish to be prepared on the coldest of cold afternoons. Ribollita is a hearty winter soup comprised of a tasty varietyContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Ribollita”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Salted Codfish with Chickpea Sauce

Click here to view this delicious recipe on the Santa Cristina site. For over centuries Italian kitchen tables throughout the Tuscan region take on an entire new meaning each and every Friday… the customary “day of the fish.” This cod recipe is a traditional scrumptious and healthy Tuscan dish that is perfect for following theContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Salted Codfish with Chickpea Sauce”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Tortellini in Brodo

Click here to view this tasty recipe on the Santa Cristina site. This traditional Italian Christmas soup will warm up any kitchen this holiday season. Tortellini in brodo has been prepared for generations across Italia and America… and it’s a delicious favorite of celebrity chefs Rachael Ray and Mario Batali. In the city of Modena,Continue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Tortellini in Brodo”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Spaghetti Carrettiera

Click here to view this Italian staple recipe on the Santa Cristina site. This classic and extremely delectable pasta dish is a traditional preparation originating in eastern Sicily. It is a staple recipe that would be found in any true Italian household’s cookbook. Simplicity at its finest, Spaghetti Carrettiera is a quick dish that canContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Spaghetti Carrettiera”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Ossobuco (veal shank)

Click here to view this mouthwatering recipe on the Santa Cristina site. The delicious Ossobuco (veal shank) is a trademark dish in every traditional Italian kitchen and restaurant. Though the recipe itself varies throughout Italy, this particular delectable preparation is more associated with Northern Italian roots – Ossobuco alla Milanese (a quintessential recipe of MilaneseContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Ossobuco (veal shank)”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Braciola Rifatta (beef recooked)

Click here to view this scrumptious recipe/preparation on the Santa Cristina site. Braciola rifatta is an absolutely perfect traditional Italian dish to prepare for the family this time of year. It is a mouthwatering Tuscan specialty, which simply means “recooked” breaded veal. This classic meal is extremely popular throughout the Tuscan culture, and also aContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Braciola Rifatta (beef recooked)”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Tart with Figs and Chocolate

Click here to view the full recipe/preparation on the Santa Cristina site. Tart with Figs and Chocolate As we get further into Autumn, the culinary world is buzzing with newly prepared sweet treats fit for the season. The absolute perfect Fall cake brings together a unique combination of two delicacies – one to satisfy theContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Tart with Figs and Chocolate”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Summer Chicken Salad with Yogurt Mint and Cucumber Dressing

In keeping with my extreme passion for savory delights, please enjoy my first introduction recently published by Santa Cristina Winery (note, the recipe itself is not my creation).  A light, chunky chicken salad that is simply scrumptious…complemented with a magnificent glass (or better yet, bottle) of Campogrande Orvieto Classico!  Buona cucina…happy cooking! Click here toContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Summer Chicken Salad with Yogurt Mint and Cucumber Dressing”

Santa Cristina Winery – Cortona, Italia

I am beyond excited to share my newest venture in Firenze with Santa Cristina Winery, located in Cortona, Italia.  I have been offered a position writing for the Santa Cristina Cookbook section of their website which features authentic and seasonal recipes particular to different regions of Italia, complemented with a fine bottle of Santa CristinaContinue reading “Santa Cristina Winery – Cortona, Italia”