Biscotti al Limoncello (Limoncello Cookies)

Share this…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.) […]

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

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

Share this…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 & […]

San Remo Cocktail

San Remo {The Cocktail} and a Simon Pearce Giveaway

Share this…Last summer, on a very hot and steamy July night, my daughter and I arrived a few minutes early for our reservation at Scarpetta on West 14th Street in New York. The restaurant had been on our list for quite a while but for some reason we just never quite got there. I was looking forward to being wowed by the meal and cocktails were the last thing on my mind (okay, that’s a bit of a lie-they’re always […]