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 […]

Biscotti al Limoncello (Limoncello Cookies)

A meal is not complete in Italy without drinking a “digestivo”, or an after dinner drink at the end of the meal. A good Grappa, Amaro, Sambuca or Limoncello sipped after dinner is thought to help one’s food digest and settle the stomach. Everyone has their favorite and Limoncello, a lemon liqueur produced mainly in the south of Italy especially around the Amalfi Coast, is best served cold. (I’m all for another drink, especially when it’s said to be medicinal.) I […]

Paradise Cake

La Torta Paradiso (Paradise Cake)~Maria Callas Style

The year I graduated from college and moved to New York, I had a fall ticket series to the New York City Opera with a work friend. I didn’t know much about opera and still don’t, but seeing the magnificent performances of Madame Butterfly and Tosca at Lincoln Center are forever etched in my memory. That was a very long time ago and the big names were and still are world-renowned stars and today Andrea Boccelli’s voice absolutely makes me swoon. […]