Mostarda di Cremona isn't actually a mustard, rather it's summer fruits preserved in mustard-infused syrup. Use a mix of peaches, pears, plums, apricots, nectarines, quince, cherries, citrus rind. Makes for a beautiful holiday gift.
LA chef Evan Funke's unique take on battuto, a hybrid condiment that brings together the chile-infused olio santo("holy oil") of southern Italy with the warm garlic and anchovy bagna cauda dip of the north.
Strong, full of flavor and sweet, this home made drink is based on the classic Italian Arancello. Ready to in 2 weeks, it is amazing served chilled, with ice and used in desserts. It is also great to give someone as a gift.
It is counter-intuitive, but water is your biggest friend in the sausage stuffing process. Keeping your hands clean, and keeping the casings and newly prepared sausage wet are extremely helpful. The moisture makes clean up a bit easier as well.
A symphony of cello's is a post that explains you from A to Z how to make beautiful liqueurs like Bergamocello, Lamponello and Zenzerino yourself. Those unknown little brothers from the famous Limoncello are easy to make, you just need to know how,
Acid cheeses, like mascarpone and ricotta, are some of the easiest, quickest cheeses you can make at home, not to mention much less expensive and tasty than store-bought. This year I baked my holiday pumpkin pie with freshly made mascarpone. Yum!