The Best Meat and Cheese Combinations

meat and cheese on boards

Serving a meat and cheese platter is probably the easiest way to entertain your guests and look like you’ve exerted a ton of effort in cooking and preparing, when in reality, you’ve just put some basic tricks and designing knowledge altogether. Just like how you would pair wine and cheese, certain types … Read more

Traditional Osso Buco

a bowl of osso buco

There are many delicious foods to discover in Italy, and one of those is osso buco or also known as ossobuco, which is veal shanks in English. It is a specialty of Lombard cuisine that is made of cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, broth, and white wine. Most of the time, … Read more

Italian Herbs and Cheese Bread

freshly baked Italian herbs and cheese bread

Italian Herbs and Cheese Bread is a soft bread that bursts with fresh flavors. It is a savory combination of flavors mixed together in a soft and light wreath that looks as great as it tastes. It can be served for dinner parties, holidays, or a fancy weeknight dinner. But you can … Read more

Focaccia: The Italian Bread

a whole focaccia bread with herbs and tomatoes

Focaccia is a flat oven-baked bread from Italy, which has a similar style and texture to the pizza. In other places, it is called “pizza Bianca.” It is usually served as a side dish or a sandwich bread. Back in Ancient Rome, a flatbread called panis foccacius was baked on the hearth. … Read more

Delicious Italian Wedding Soup Recipe by Ina Garten

Italian wedding soup is a healthy option for meals in any part of the day. Contrary to popular belief, the history of this dish is not rooted in the tradition of serving this soup to the bride and groom on their wedding day. Its actual Italian name is ‘Minestra Maritata’, meaning married soup, due to the addition of the contrasting ingredients of meat and green vegetables.

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Sweet Potato, Bacon and Leek Bread Pudding

Sweet Potato, Bacon and Leek Bread Pudding

We recommend pairing Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco DOC wine with this Sweet Potato, Bacon and Leek Bread Pudding recipe. Serves 8-12 Ingredients: 6 cups large cubed bread (Challah, Brioche or Sourdough) 2 fresh sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1? cubes 6 strips thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 tbsp butter 1 … Read more

Pasta and Bean Soup

Pasta and Bean Soup

Recommended wine pairing: Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG Serves: 6-8 as first course Chef: Donatella Zampoli Ingredients: 1 medium-sized onion- finely chopped 4 oz. extra virgin olive oil 1 sprig of fresh rosemary 4 oz. uncooked prosciutto – diced 1 lb, 2 oz. red borlotti beans (red kidney beans will do) 1 … Read more

Cheese Salsa

Cheese Salsa

Ingredients: 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese – chopped 1/4-1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup mild salsa 1/4 cup chopped green peppers (optional) Directions: Melt the cheese in a pot on the stove, keeping the heat on low. Add the milk a little at a time until you reach the consistency desired. Add the … Read more

Places to Visit

Places to Visit

Tuscany’s beautiful landscapes and culture offers the ultimate travel experience. With so many things to see and do, we’ve narrowed down the list to 10 of our favored places to visit. Florence The jewel of Tuscan cities, Florence boasts the Uffizi gallery, which houses such classics as Michelangelo? David and Botticelli? Venus. … Read more

Grilled Lamb Chops with Asparagus

Grilled Lamb Chops with Asparagus

Recommended wine pairing: Montesodi Serves 6 Ingredients 12 loin lamb chops or 6 round bone lamb chops 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary Zest of 1 lemon 3 cloves minced garlic 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large bunch asparagus, about 1 1/2 lbs Prepare a very hot grill. Combine rosemary, zest … Read more