Panzanella (Tuscan Bread Salad)

Panzanella, literally PAN: Bread and ZANELLA: Soup Bowl, is the name of the traditional Tuscan bread salad. The main ingredients of panzanella are stale Tuscan bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, basil, salt, pepper, vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I had the pleasure to teach how to make this dish during Culinary Tour Of Italy, […]

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Cooking DOP & IGP Cooking Class

On the occasion of the Second Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, I’m excited to host a very special cooking class at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, focused on cooking with Italian DOP and IGP products. What’s DOP and IGP DOP and IGP are two designations provided by the European Parliament defining […]

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chocolate Truffles

Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Dark Chocolate are two amazing types of food not only because of their organoleptic characteristics but also because they taste great together. Chocolate Truffles are a variety of chocolate confectionary usually made with a chocolate ganache coated with cocoa powder, chopped nuts or dried flaked fruit. Their name comes from […]

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