Lamb Stew With Cannellini Beans

They say that everyone leaves a digital footprint. Not so. A few years ago I posted my Lamb Stew with Cannellini beans (Stufato di agnello con fagioli canellini) recipe. But with changes to both my blog and website over the years, it got lost. Gone. Disappeared. Along with a several others of my favorite recipes. When the web person explained to me what happened, I nodded my head. And then instead of crying, which is exactly what I felt like […]

Prune Cake

Prune Cake {Torta alla Prugne}

I remember as a kid, my grandmother always had prune juice in the fridge. So throughout my life, I always associated prune juice with old people. And also for… you know…when you need a little extra help. In 2001, the California Prune Board pressured the Food and Drug Administration to change the name of prunes to the more pleasant sounding dried plums. (Prune juice is still called prune juice because, well…dried plum juice?) For some of us, a prune is […]

Zabaione

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 […]