Piadina {Guest Post by Liz Benedettini Larkin}

From Laney Would you like to know the first thing I tasted made by Liz Benedettini Larkin…with her dark hair, big smile and very Italian name? Scones! Yup, scones! You see, Liz is known around these parts as “The Scone Lady” because she bakes these amazing scones and sells them under the name of Mrs. Larkin’s Scones. Blueberry, Cinnful, Cranberry, Nuts and Seeds to name a few. Oh yeah, and she also bakes these incredible Chubby Hubby cookies, too. In addition […]

Farro Salad

Farro Salad with Kale, Radishes and Toasted Walnuts

  I’m not one to eat something just because it has nutritional and health benefits – if it doesn’t taste good, I won’t eat it (unless someone comes up with a food GUARANTEED for instant weight loss or the fountain of youth, in which case all bets are off and I’ll try anything). Ancient grains are very popular these days and it makes sense – most are high in fiber, some have several grams of protein and they’re loaded with […]

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 […]