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”

Brodo di Carne con Ravioli – (Beef and Hen Broth with Ravioli)

In this week’s cooking class, I had the amazing opportunity to learn how to prepare fresh, meat-stuffed ravioli pasta.  Not only is Brodo di Carne con Ravioli a savory seasonal dish for the fall, but the ravioli tastes divine when combined with the seasonings and vegetables in the beef and hen broth. After we preparedContinue reading “Brodo di Carne con Ravioli – (Beef and Hen Broth with Ravioli)”

Crespelle Alla Fiorentina

For this week in my Italian Cooking class, I learned how to make Crespelle Alla Fiorentina, which means “Crepes Florentine Style.”  We prepared everything from scratch, starting with the bare ingredients and extremely hungry appetites. The crepe filling consisted of delicious sautéed spinach, ricotta, salt, pepper, nutmeg, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, garlic and olive oil.  The plainContinue reading “Crespelle Alla Fiorentina”

“La cucina di un paese è la sola esatta testimonianza della sua civiltà.” -Anonymous

“La cucina di un paese è la sola esatta testimonianza della sua civiltà.” -Anonymous …’The cuisine of a country is the only exact attestation of its civilization.’