WELCOME TO MY ITALIAN KITCHEN AND MY BIGGEST PASSION:
Most of my family memories revolve around food, especially family
holidays, and everyone knows how important food and wine are in
Italian culture. Here are the recipes passed down from my
nonnas (grandmothers) that reflect the warm, rustic
flavors of Friuli, Italy: rich frico, risotto, and savory polenta.
I also love the lighter bites, perfect with a glass of wine:
crostini with ricotta and honey, or a tramezzini, the Italian
version of English high-tea sandwiches. And I didn't forget the
sweets-from the tiramisu I made with my mother when I was eight
years old to the famous basil panna cotta I made to help win me the
title of MasterChef.
I love to teach, and I'll show you the fundamentals of fantastic
Italian food, including homemade stock (I swear, it's easy), pasta
from scratch, and more. My Italian Kitchen is packed with
the food that I love and that you and your family will love too.
(Plus I'll tell you some good behind-the-scenes stories from Season
4 of MasterChef!)
Grazie! And welcome to my kitchen.