Chef Nicosia Does Piemonte

Chef Nicosia Does Piemonte

For over a decade, we’ve had the pleasure of dining at Sassi (in Scottsdale, Arizona) alone and with friends and family, celebrating an event or simply the day.  The mostly southern Italian-inspired menu with many imported products and housemade pastas tastes sublime...
FAO HONORS SLOW FOOD PRESIDENT CARLO PETRINI

FAO HONORS SLOW FOOD PRESIDENT CARLO PETRINI

On May 26th the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), headquartered in Rome, Italy, named Carlo (better known as “Carlin”) Petrini, one of the founders of Slow Food and today its President, FAO Special Ambassador Zero Hunger for Europe. With over...
Spices for Salt

Spices for Salt

Flavor enhancement with spices rather than salt: these recipe hacks should allow you and your family to drastically reduce sodium intake while pleasing the taste buds with newer, sharper, spicier delights. Important thing—I know I’ve said this before—is to use...
NOT LONG ENOUGH AT THE FAIR

NOT LONG ENOUGH AT THE FAIR

  Ever been to a trade show? If so, you know they’re oppressive: they reek of relentless deal-making; of order forms, checkbooks, credit cards and PayPal, with Apple Pay soon to join. Buyers and sellers seem to have few interests beyond prices and delivery dates,...
Fennel Fancies

Fennel Fancies

This delicious cookie is just unusual enough to pique interest but not weird enough to offend traditional cookie lovers. Fennel, with its hint of anise and licorice flavors, brings a zesty flavor profile to an otherwise ordinary sugar cookie.   It’s also a...
Presto Pasta

Presto Pasta

For a last-minute entertainment emergency, you might have use for this fast yet fancy pasta. It will take you no more than 15 minutes to put this together! You can use any short-cut pasta but I like campanelle, or “little bells.” Other favorites are gemelli (twins),...