Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

A Cookbook Club And Marcella Hazan’s Essentials of Italian Cooking

I’m not a book club person. Not for any particular reason.  I enjoy reading, but just don’t like discussing a book for more than about 20 seconds. However… a cookbook club? Now we’re talking, since cookbooks and recipes I can discuss ad nauseum. My friend Roseann, an amazing cook, is always planning parties and events.  She was the just the person to help put this together. With a little online research and a few phone calls and emails, Corks & Forks […]

Ciambella all’Arancia (Orange Scented Olive Oil Cake)

As much as I love to cook, there’s something about baking that makes my heart sing. Maybe it’s the warming scent of hot dough in the oven that I find so comforting. Perhaps it’s that with baking there’s always plenty for everyone and I enjoy sharing and feeding others. Possibly it’s because I’m a numbers person and like exact measurements.  (Although it’s probably just all the sugar that makes my heart beat faster.) Whatever the reasons, baking just makes me happy. […]

The Country Cooking of Italy

A Conversation with Colman Andrews on The Country Cooking of Italy and Cookbook Giveaway

Congratulations to the winner of our Cookbook Giveaway – Amy Hunsberger! Courtesy of Chronicle Books and Colman Andrews, Amy will receive an autographed copy of The Country Cooking of Italy. Thanks to everyone for your fabulous comments!  I wonder if Colman Andrews, the internationally acclaimed food, wine and travel writer, ever gets tired of the long C.V. with his introduction. Founder of Saveur magazine in 1994 and editor-in-chief from 2001-2006, restaurant columnist for Gourmet, author of eight cookbooks and co-author […]