Espresso is an artisanal drink, intertwined with the maker, requiring skill, patience, and passion. This concept is at odds with modern society, which is why finding authentic Italian espresso is so hard these days. In America, espresso is a recent immigrant who hasn’t quite assimilated and isn’t quite determined to retain its identity. But who has the time? Who really cares? There are a few factors that contribute to the problem. This is indeed a… [Read More]
Ancient Romans developed cheese-making into a precise art using many of the skills from earlier times. The Romans understood that varying cures and treatments infused their cheese with unique flavors. They were also the first to develop the aging process, providing the cheese with an even more complex set of flavors. Romans invented the caseale, or cheese kitchen, to hone their skills. The process of smoking cheeses also originated in Ancient Rome. Knowledge of cheese-making skills… [Read More]
“Hunter’s style,” referring to any dish prepared in a rustic, robust style, usually with mushrooms.
Calabrian honey fritters.
Large, flat ravioli, usually stuffed with pumpkin or squash.
Caramel or other candy; caramellizzato caramelized or glazed.
Wine house or merchant (commerciante) whose bottlings come mainly from purchased grapes or wines.
Corkscrew, or pasta resembling a corkscrew.