Zabaione Chantilly Mousse from Peccati di Gola Cooking School

In 1989, Roberta Molani opened one of the first cooking schools in Italy. Since then, Peccati di Gola, has grown from its original location in Mestre to include classes in thirteen locations throughout Italy. They have a substantial catering business and in Venice work with events related to the Bienniale, Venice Film Festival, weddings and other private events. The cooking classes are cozy and intimate and take place in a chef’s kitchen. Daniela’s home in the countryside is our venue for our Prosecco tour. Maria […]

Risotto with Shrimp and Scallops

Risotto with Shrimp, Scallops and Asparagus (Risotto con Gamberi, Capesante e Asparagi)

If you invite me to your house for dinner, I will eat anything you prepare. Really. If you’re going through the time and effort to prepare a meal, I will wholeheartedly enjoy every bite. Dietary restrictions, food allergies and food aversions are not a part of my life, which probably makes me one of the easiest dinner guests you could ever have (and I even help with the dishes). When my kids were little, I told them I don’t care […]

Pignoli Cookies

Pignoli Cookies

Given the price of pine nuts (pignoli), these cookies wouldn’t really be in the budget recipe category. BUT…they take no time at all to prepare and they’re so good that when you take into account what your time is worth, making these is a BARGAIN! (If you live near a Costco in the U.S., they sell a 1 1/2 lb. bag  which makes it worthwhile – and then you can find all sorts of other creative things to cook with […]