Archive for category: what we’re reading

What We’re Reading: Italy No. 1 Travel Destination, Italian American Population, Fancy Food Show, NY Little Italy, Gelato University, 36 Hours in Naples

What We’re Reading: Italy No. 1 Travel Destination, Italian American Population, Fancy Food Show, NY Little Italy, Gelato University, 36 Hours in Naples

What We’re Reading: Italy No. 1 Travel Destination, Italian American Population, Fancy Food Show, NY Little Italy, Gelato University, 36 Hours in Naples Italy Ranks No. 1 on America’s 2013 Travel Wish List.  No surprise here (at least from this blogger) that Americans are craving to see Rome, Florence, and Venice and have put Italy at the top of their [...]

What We’re Reading: Coppola Foods, Mutti Ketchup, Fennel Salad Recipe, Veal Sauce Recipe, Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino

What We’re Reading: Coppola Foods, Mutti Ketchup, Fennel Salad Recipe, Veal Sauce Recipe, Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino

The excellent Roma based food blog Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino celebrates its four you anniversary today and we’d like to congratulate Eleonora for providing the Italian food world an excellent resource and, specifically, an insider look into the Roma food world. The mighty Heinz ketchup monopoly may have an Italian competitor and it comes via Mutti.  Mutti is based in Parma [...]

What We’re Reading – Braciola, Tucci Family Cooking, Emilia-Romagna, Lazy Calabrians, Fast Food

What We’re Reading – Braciola, Tucci Family Cooking, Emilia-Romagna, Lazy Calabrians, Fast Food

Mike Colameco’s Real Food – Mike hosts one of the best food shows on TV (PBS) and we love his inside look at the restaurant scene in NYC (though admittedly we do little dining outside of our home kitchen); here Mike share’s his grandmother’s beef braciola recipe. Big Night, Big Feast – Stanley Tucci’s family hails from Calabria and they love to [...]

What We’re Reading: Olive Garden, Literature and the Mafia, Espresso Manifesto, Arriving in Italy, Aperol Trending, Cappelletti with Kamut Flour

What We’re Reading: Olive Garden, Literature and the Mafia, Espresso Manifesto, Arriving in Italy, Aperol Trending, Cappelletti with Kamut Flour

Cappelletti Pasta with Kamut Flour – Made with organic Kamut flour these Umbrian variations of tortellini are an ideal pasta and Letizia Mattiacci from central Italy (Umbria) provides a step by step guide (with wonderful photos) on how to make the pasta shape. Aperol and Sipping on an Italian Sunset – the New York Times Food and Wine section jumps on [...]

What We’re Reading: Homemade Mozzarella, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Standards, Granita di Caffe, Caprese Salad, and the Vertigo

What We’re Reading: Homemade Mozzarella, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Standards, Granita di Caffe, Caprese Salad, and the Vertigo

How to Make Homamde Mozzarella – We’ve never made homemade mozzarella, but the Kitchn web site seems to have put together a decent guide and how to article.  We were also informed by our reader Sasha that the book, Animal, Vegetable Miracle has a very good 30 minutes mozzarella recipe. The Legitimacy of Extra Virgin Olive Oil – We received a bit [...]

What We’re Reading – European Soccer Championship, Aperitifs, Italian Beer, Salt, and Homemade Lemon Dish Soap

What We’re Reading – European Soccer Championship, Aperitifs, Italian Beer, Salt, and Homemade Lemon Dish Soap

European Soccer Championship, Aperitifs, Italian Beer, Salt, and Homemade Lemon Dish Soap European Soccer Championship 2012 – Every 4 years the very best soccer teams in Europe hold their own tournament to determine the national champion of Europe.  And to many in the soccer community the Euro Soccer Championship eclipses the Word Cup as the most important soccer event on [...]

What We’re Reading – The Sad State of School Lunches, Drink More Coffee, Outdoor Pizza, Lost Italian Cheese, Wine Spritzer

What We’re Reading – The Sad State of School Lunches, Drink More Coffee, Outdoor Pizza, Lost Italian Cheese, Wine Spritzer

What We’re Reading – The Sad State of School Lunches, Drink More Coffee, Outdoor Pizza, Lost Italian Cheese, Wine Spritzer Grist  (Nine-year-old’s lunch blog shames school into making changes) - Maybe we all need to starting shaming schools throughout the world so they stop serving subsidized garbage to children or just create a blog showcasing what type of lunches are actually served, [...]

What We’re Reading – Eating Well Doesn’t Make You Fat, Greens, Sheep and Blossoms, Frittata Making, Parmesan

What We’re Reading – Eating Well Doesn’t Make You Fat, Greens, Sheep and Blossoms, Frittata Making, Parmesan

Eating Well Doesn’t Make You Fat, Greens, Sheep and Blossoms, Frittata Making, Parmesan New York Times Food & Wine – In the category of “duh, did you really need to write a book about this concept” category we nominate Peter Kaminsky for his book Culinary Intelligence where he argues folks in the US would be better off eating foods that maximize [...]

What We’re Reading: 13 Year Old Cooking Prodigy, Foodie Neurology, Tomato Sauce, Potato Pizza, and David Rocco

What We’re Reading: 13 Year Old Cooking Prodigy, Foodie Neurology, Tomato Sauce, Potato Pizza, and David Rocco

Our Weekly Round Up of the Best Food Articles with an Italian Focus 13 Year Old Cooking Prodigy, Foodie Neurology, Varying Tomato Sauce Recipes, Bittman’s Potato Pizza and Food Processor Dough, and David Rocco on the Italian Lifestyle: The New Yorker - Ian McGarry is a 13 year old cooking prodigy who charges $100 for a multi-course meal served out [...]

What We’re Reading – Italian Potato Chips, Preserving Mozzarella, Stracciatella alla Romano, A Sicilian Duchess, and 10 Great Italian Cookbooks

What We’re Reading – Italian Potato Chips, Preserving Mozzarella, Stracciatella alla Romano, A Sicilian Duchess, and 10 Great Italian Cookbooks

Italian Potato Chips, Preserving Mozzarella, Stracciatella alla Romano, A Sicilian Duchess, and 10 Great Italian Cookbooks SeriousEats – Can you rescue poorly stored fresh mozzarella?  The folks over at SeriousEats.com look at different methods for reconstituting and storing fresh, whole milk, mozzarella.  Here at Scordo we recommend you buy only what you’ll consume for the day. NY Times Dining and Wine – Roman style [...]