This is my version of Mascarpone Cheese, flavored with French vanilla and a touch of confectionary sugar. Considering a tiny container of it costs upwards of $6, it is very handy to keep tartaric acid on hand for making Mascarpone (about the same pri
Not quite a pickled mushroom, and more than a marinated mushroom, this is the Italian preservation technique called sott'olio, which results in an especially meaty preserved shroom -- especially if you use porcini or chanterelles.
Quick winter pickles can satisfy the desire for crunch and put a new, fresh taste on your plate. Year round, Chicagoans embrace giardiniera, a satisfying mix of cauliflower, carrots and peppers that are brined, then marinated in a zesty dressing.
Giardiniera is an Italian kitchen staple. It is a great snack with salumi or cheese. I like it on sandwiches or an antipasti platter or even as a side for a roboust star, grilled sausages maybe or even roasted pork.