“Since the time of Persian Empire, Iranians have considered the preparation of food to be an art capable of providing both physical and emotional fulfillment.”
Krystina Castella

We Are Never Alone While We Cook

One day I read a quote about not being alone in the kitchen. This morning ,while I was making ragu’, all of a sudden this quote came to my mind. I stopped cooking and I started to  look around, then I realized how true it is. The ingredients, their colors and smells, the utensils, the […]

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“If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?”
Martin Scorsese

Lattemiele Cookies By Trader Joe’s

Shopping at TJ’s is always funny, especially when they import the same product I used to eat when I was a kid. Lattemiele cookies are literally the Italian Novellini made by the cookies brand Campiello. Made with fresh milk and honey, they taste delicious. Thank you TJ’s for bringing Novellini from Italy to LA.

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“Chi va a letto senza cena tutta la notte si dimena.”
Italian proverb
Translation:
“He who goes to bed without eating, will regret it throughout the night.”

The Cuisines Of Spain by Teresa Barrenechea

From the array of its traditional tapas to the daring preparations of its new generation of chefs, Spain has captivated the world with its gastronomic riches. In The Cuisines of Spain, Teresa Barrenechea showcases her heritage through more than 250 recipes culled from her extensive repertoire, and from friends and fellow chefs across Spain. The […]

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