European Cuisine

Italian Cuisine: In The Heart Of Tuscany

Italian Cuisine: In The Heart Of Tuscany

When an American conjures up an idea of “Italian cuisine,” often what comes to mind is pasta, red sauce, and garlic bread. Pasta, no doubt, plays a large part in most traditional Italian regional cuisine, and few cultures know how to employ a tomato the way that Italians can. However,…

Italian Sweets

Italian Sweets

The regional cuisine of Italy is surely a delight to the senses. With the pasta, seafood, savory meats and cheeses, and delicious crusty breads, it is hard to stop yourself from eating until you are packed full. However, if you do not remember to save a little room, you may…

British Cuisine

British Cuisine

British cuisine has always suffered from bad press. The simple homespun fare and plain preparation of most traditional British foods pales when compared to French haute cuisine, and it’s not uncommon for food critics to sound almost apologetic when writing about traditional British dishes as if there were something shameful…

Greek Souvlaki

Greek Souvlaki

Greek souvlaki is found in every corner of Greece today and it is no exaggeration to say that the younger generations have grown up on it. Although proponents of a healthy diet spurn the humble souvlaki, it’s actually a full, nutritious meal. It contains all our daily nutritional requirements: protein…

Boquerones: Spanish Food Recipe

Boquerones: Spanish Food Recipe

Boquerones are small, fresh anchovies. Accompanied by crisp, fresh Spanish bread, a glass of ruby-red wine or refreshing Asturian cider, they are a delight to eat. Methods for preparing boquerones tend to vary slightly. However, the basic principles are always the same. You first have to clean and fillet the…

The Tiramisu€a Cake

The Tiramisu€a Cake

Open an old Italian cookbook, browse through the index and a surprise! No Tiramisu’ cake recipe. My first encounter with Tiramisu’ was in 1985. I was in Italy at that time: A friend of mine told me about this new cake recipe she got. She was so enthusiastic about it…

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