List of Italian Cheeses – History, Regional Provenience and Pairings

List of Italian cheeses

Quick Navigation A Brief History of Italian CheeseThe Ultimate List of Italian CheesesBittoCaciottinaBagossMozzarellaBeddoFontinaCastelmagnoCaciocavalloGorgonzolaBurrataProvoloneMascarponeTaleggioTomelloAsiagoRicottaBrussFormaggio di FossaMontasioCaprinoParmigiano-ReggianoPecorinoCrescenza and SquacqueroneFiore SardoCasizoluAccasciatoPuzzone di MoenaBraRagusanoRicotta SalataGrana PadanoScamorzaPiaveToma Brusca (Castelrosso) Italy makes some of the best tasting, aromatic, and artisan cheeses in the world. They claim their rightful spot at the top of the list for their extraordinary cheese products and […]

The Different Types Of Tomatoes: The Ultimate Guide of Tomato Varieties

Types of Tomatoes

Quick Navigation HEALTH BENEFITS OF TOMATOESROMA TOMATOESSAN MARZANO TOMATOESCHERRY TOMATOES CAMPARI TOMATOESSANTORINI TOMATOESCAMONECUORE DI BUE DATTERINODI BELMONTEDI MANDURIAPACHINOPOMODORO VESUVIANO OR PIENNOLO For many people, if you were asked to name a fruit or vegetable that reminds you of a specific country, the humble tomato, would probably score very highly when discussing the country of Italy. […]

What is Quince: Apple of Antiquity

close-up of quince fruits what is quince

Just last week a friend and I had a discussion on quinces because she’d found a tree laden with fruit at the university where she works. The next morning I went down to the garden to see whether our quince tree was still standing but it seems as if it’s been taken out and I’m […]

Nutty Nougat Recipe – Torrone Recipe – Delicious Treat

Torrone Nougat

Quick Navigation Nougat Torrone TurrónIngredientsInstructionsNutrition Even though I always believed that this well loved sweet was originally the brainchild of Apicius who lovingly described nucatum (also based on honey, walnuts and eggs) in his writings, it was probably the romantic in me and it does seem that nougat, in it’s current form was invented in Marseilles during the 16th century […]

Aniseed, Anise and Star Anise – Culinary Facts and Uses

anise

Quick Navigation CHEERS! TYPES OF ANISE LIQUOR Absinthe – FrenchAguardiente – ColombianAnisette – FrenchAnís – PeruvianArak – ArabianChartreuse – French (yes, it’s one of the secret ingredients!)Jägermeister – GermanMastika – Eastern EuropeanOuzo – GreekPastis – FrenchRaki – TurkishSambuca – ItalianTYPES OF FOOD USING ANISEEDAustralian HumbugsBritish aniseed balls,Dutch muisjes,Greek stuffed vine leaves, dolmaGerman pfeffernusse and springerleItalian pizzelleMexican atole de anís or champurrado (a type of hot chocolate)New Zealand aniseed wheelsNigerian tom-tom sweetsNorwegian knottsPeruvian picarones.STAR ANISE Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum) is a flowering plant native to the eastern Mediterranean region […]

Types of Squash – Squash Varieties Guide with Uses & Recipes

Types of Squash the Ultimate Guide of Squash Varieties

Quick Navigation WHAT IS CUCURBITA (SQUASH)?LIST OF SQUASH VARIETIESBUTTERNUT SQUASHKABOCHA SQUASHSPAGHETTI SQUASHACORN SQUASHSWEET DUMPLING SQUASHSUGAR PUMPKIN SQUASHRED KURI SQUASHDELICATA SQUASHCARNIVAL SQUASHBUTTERCUP SQUASHBLUE HUBBARD SQUASHBANANA SQUASH Although many of us love to cook, if you are the main chef in the home, work full time, and have to come up with interesting and exciting meals on […]

Tiella Recipe (Rice, Potatoes, and Mussels Casserole) – Tiella Pugliese | Riso Patate e Cozze

Tiella Puglese Rice Potato Mussels casserole

Quick Navigation Tiella Recipe (Rice, Potatoes, and Mussels Casserole)IngredientsInstructionsNutrition Tiella pugliese is a hearty layered casserole similar to potato gratin or paella. The name “tiella” refers to the cooking vessel as well as to the food inside it. Typically, a tiella is made of terracotta, but a cast iron skillet also works well for this […]

Vitello Tonnato Recipe – Veal Slices with Tuna and Caper Sauce

Vitello tonnato recipe platter

Quick Navigation Vitello Tonnato – Veal With Tuna Sauce and CapersIngredientsIngredients for the VealIngredients for the SauceIngredients for Garnish:InstructionsNutrition Vitello Tonnato first began appearing in cook books in the 19th century because Piedmont was allied with Liguria where tuna was canned along the coast. At this time, also, lemons and capers from Sicily and a […]