FOOD CULTURE

Summer is all about soaking up the sun, spending lazy days outdoors, exploring the city, and throwing barbecues! With the rising temperature, we usually change our eating habits in the summer as well. Barbecues, picnics, and beach bites can still be healthy and light,...

November 21, 2017

Fiorella will show you how to put together a delicious appetizer: a simple twist on the Italian American classic sausage and peppers! The perfect combo of savory, spicy sausage, stuffed into sweet mini tricolor peppers  will provide your guests...

November 13, 2017

The truffle, or tartufo, is an underground mushroom cultivated in the Italian countryside, mainly in Piedmonte and Umbria. Urbani Truffles, leaders in the truffle world since 1852, have been my favorite brand available in the United States. Their truffle oil, which is...

November 7, 2017

Every occasion calls for a gorgeous cheese board with endless regional Italian cheeses to choose from! Every region specializes in its own cheese and flavors are expressions of the season and type of grass grazed on by the cow, sheep, goat or buffalo. Add Neapolitan Ta...

November 7, 2017

An homage to our Greek neighbors, with the king of Greek cheese. Feta's salty taste and firm texture is perfect for this crostini, you can use Ricotta Salata or Mozzarella as well in this recipe. Roasting corn on grill or oven enhances its natural sweet flavor. This cr...

Hosting a party is hard work: it involves planning, creativity and some ingenuity. What I learned from Italian relatives is one thing- the more food the better! It's always better to have leftovers then to run out! Che brute figura!

My type A organizational skills, flai...

December 9, 2015

Tis the season for holiday party-hosting, and with Thanksgiving, Christmas AND New Year's, these things can get expensive. If you're living in the city, you're hard-pressed to find inexpensive resources for party-ready food favorites to serve your guests. Trader Joe's...

Registered Dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo RD, CDN discusses how to make summer parties healthier. Watch your water intake, limit your alcohol and make Vegetables your appetizers and fruit for dessert so you can enjoy the burgers, chicken and ribs of summer barbecues!

December 14, 2014

My Filipino Christmas: Noche Buena {Nicole Santos}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas is all about the Noche Buena (good night) feast on Christmas Eve in the Santos house! Kick-off for Christmas at our house starts when my dad hangs up our paról (star lanterns). These lante...

December 9, 2014

I love to build a Salumi Plate! You can take your favorite region of Italy and be inspired by their local products like Mortadella, Pesto from Bologna or try the classics like Proscuitto Di Parma with gorgeous olives or something more adventurous like Testa on some lov...

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