Berry Tart

Tart, pie, cake with jellied fresh cranberries, bilberries

A tart is a type of baked dish that is comprised of a filling over a pastry base with an open-top not covered with pastry. It is commonly made up of flour, fat, and water to bind. While its filling may be savory or sweet or savory. However, contemporary tarts are mostly … Read more

IGT, DOC or DOCG?

Wine cellar with a bottle of wine and glasses. Winemaking concept.

If you look on any Italian wine label, you will find the winery name, sometimes the vineyard name, the year, and an abbreviation (DOC, DOCG) or a phrase (Vino Da Tavola) that can be confusing. What does this mean? Why is it there? What is the difference? Do not fret! The classifications … Read more

Sausage cappellacci on black cabbage and pecorino cheese

Low-angle view of young smiling woman mixing ingredients and vegetables in pan while preparing lunch

Pasta Ingredients: 4 eggs 10.5 ounces flour Dab of salt and oil Sauce Ingredients: Black cabbage 1 garlic clove olive oil Mix everything together kneading it into a small ball and letting it rest for about an hour. Flatten out and cut in circles, stuffing them with filling. Seal and cook in … Read more

Ubriaco al Vino

The story of Lucente was inspired by the romantic Tuscan countryside and the grapes which flourish there. Lucente in Italian means shining. To me this wine captures the shining sun in a liquid form. The blending of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon sing together to make a beautiful red wine from the … Read more

Leg of Lamb with Arugula Mint Pesto

Lamb with Arugula Mint Pesto

Recommended wine pairing: Mormoreto Serves 8-10 Ingredients: 4-5 lb boneless leg of lamb, tied or netted 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 tbsp black pepper 3 large cloves garlic, minced 6 cup packed arugula, washed and dried 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves 3/4 cup walnuts, toasted … Read more

Fegato alla Veneziana

Fegato alla Veneziana

Recommended wine pairing: Castiglioni Rosato Toscana Serves 4 Chef: Donatella Zampoli Ingredients: 2 large sweet onions, sliced thin 4-5 sage leaves Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/2 cup (125 ml) white wine 12 ounces calves liver, in 1/2-inch slices 3 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 5 spoon … Read more

Lamb Stew with Vegetables

A delicious lamb stew with vegetables

Whether it is St. Patrick’s Day or not, having a delicious traditional lamb stew with vegetables is a perfect recipe you love to splash your day right. A hearty lamb stew with vegetables is something that will reinvigorate your family’s dining table. Having a lamb that is seared and braised in a … Read more

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

We recommend pairing Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco with this Roasted Cauliflower recipe. Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 head of Cauliflower 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 2 tbsp breadcrumbs Preheat oven to 400 F. Remove the core of the cauliflower and cut it into small bite size pieces. Toss the … Read more