Category Archives: First Course

Corn Truffle Soup (Served Hot or Chilled)

My husband and I attended a friend’s wedding last summer at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, and needless to say the food served during dinner was outstanding. One of the items on the tasting plate was a “sweet corn … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

Everyone needs an easy and basic tomato sauce recipe that can be tasty enough to be used alone over pasta yet simple enough that it can be incorporated with other ingredients in a more complex dish. This is an easy … Continue reading

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In Honor of Parmigiano Reggiano Night: Risotto Cacio e Pepe!

October 27, 2012 at 8pm at the “Salone del Gusto” in Turin, Italy, was the webcasted event “Parmigiano Reggiano Night.” This occasion was to celebrate one of Italy’s most beloved cheeses and an opportunity to virtually share the table with … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti cacio e pepe’s simplicity will surprise you. Its sauce, as the name suggests, is made only with cacio (cheese), pepe (black pepper), and the addition of pasta water to make it creamy. I first saw this pasta recipe when … Continue reading

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Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Mozzarella Tomato & Basil

Eggplants (also known as aubergines) are wonderful whether grilled, baked, fried, or sautéed and can be served diced, sliced, puréed, or halved. I simply adore eggplants. Their earthy almost naturally smoky flavor compliments beef, lamb, and chicken; yet also make … Continue reading

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