February 5, 2016
The last stop on our Cities of Light European Viking cruise was the historic city of Prague, the...
February 3, 2016
crudite
Crudite platters have been making a comeback in a big way.  Restaurants are serving up...
February 3, 2016
Londoner Rachel Roddy never planned on staying in Rome after her visit to the vibrant city in 2005...
January 27, 2016
Cozy French Bistro Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce
Life gets busy, and before you know it you haven't seen your friends for ages or done something...
January 22, 2016
Wilbur Scoville devised a method in 1912 to measure spice in chili peppers.  ...
January 19, 2016
Homemade Beet Gravlax
Making your own salmon gravlax at home takes time but is actually quite simple to make. The actual...
January 15, 2016
When I was a student in Italy many years ago, a dear friend taught me the craft of making homemade...
January 7, 2016
pasta
Transitioning from the indulgence of the holidays back to a healthy diet can be difficult.  ...
January 5, 2016
It is National Spaghetti Day (yes, this holiday exists) and we are celebrating with pots of pasta...
December 29, 2015
Ring in 2016 right with a luxurious roasted beef tenderloin.  This buttery cut of meat is the...
December 18, 2015
macarons
The release of the new Star Wars movie has brought as much excitement to fans as the holidays...
December 8, 2015
latkes
Latkes are an essential component of the Hanukkah table.  Each bite is the perfect combination...
December 2, 2015
Vegetable Pot au Feu
Pot-au-feu, or "pot on the fire," is a quintessential French stew of root vegetables,...
November 16, 2015
gnocchi
Fresh gnocchi has become readily available in recent years and can be easily found in your regular...
October 27, 2015
Lyonaisse Potatoes are sliced potatoes cooked with caramelized onions, butter and parsley until...
October 24, 2015
chicken
It is no secret that one pot dinners are time savers.  Not only does it cut down on prep time...
October 23, 2015
Rustic Apple and Pear Crostata
Fall fruits baked within a flaky pastry is a good thing any chilly night of the week. We sometimes...
October 12, 2015
lasagna
Lasagna comes in all shapes, sizes and flavors.  Like most fall foods, this lasagna is...
October 6, 2015
Baked ziti is a classic and this version highlights fall flavors by using pumpkin puree as the base...
October 4, 2015
Veal Shank Ossobuco
Ossobuco, a Milanese dish of veal shanks braised in white wine, broth and vegetables, is one of the...

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