Tagged: Italy

How to french toast leftover pizza

When you French toast leftover pizza, the stale crust becomes a soft and savory pillow, while the once-rubbery cheese crisps on the outside of a gooey interior. This isn’t a technique you want to...

Calcio Storico Fiorentino

The Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a combination of soccer, rugby and big time wrestling originated in 16th century Florence and played today in historical costume. The four teams of the historical neighborhoods of the...

Gina makes lasagna

Ingredients: Fresh Pasta: 6 cups (768 g) All Purpose Unbleached Flour [Cup to gram conversions table] 1 cup Semolina Flour 8 extra large Eggs 1 Tbsp Salt mixed with 1 Tbsp Water Ricotta Mixture:...

How to make pesto

Ingredients: 1 garlic clove ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt 100 grams basil leaves with stalks on, leaves and flowers removed and washed and dried 60 grams pine nuts, toasted ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, the nicest you can afford, preferably...

A day in the life of a Roman soldier

The year is 15 CE, and the Roman Empire is prospering. Most of the credit will go to the emperor, but this success wouldn’t have been possible without loyal soldiers like Servius Felix. Robert...

The story of Lucali

Prior to opening Lucali in 2006, Mark Iacono had never dreamt of being a cook. Today, he operates one of the best pizzerias not only in New York City, but the entire world. In...

Nutella: The miracle of WW2

On April 20 1964 the first jar of Nutella came out from the Ferrero factory in Alba. Its origins, however, date back to the 1940s and before. At least from the 1920s the Ferreros...

How to cut by hand Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

Parmigiano-Reggiano is produced exclusively in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and parts of the provinces of Mantua and Bologna, on the plains, hills and mountains enclosed between the rivers Po and Reno....