Tag: Italian

  • Quick Lemon Summer Pasta

    There are nights when I come home and the thought of cooking makes me weak in the knees. All I want is to lay down on the couch with a glass of wine and thumb through take out menus while considering what to eat on a hot summer night. Unfortunately, the take out and delivery…

  • The Great Italian Cookie Caper – Part Deux

    By jove, I think I’ve done it! After weeks – no – months, of dutiful testing, I’ve come up with my own personal perfect anise biscotti. This has been very hard work. I have the 5 extra pounds and content smile to prove it. Of course, it has been well worth the effort. I could…

  • Rustic Country Loaf in the city

    So the verdict is in, biga is better. At least on some levels. The bread from the biga has a dark, crunchy crust. The loaf is smooth and dense, yet not so dense that you feel it sitting in your stomach like a rock. On the other hand, the quick no-knead style bread that The…

  • Who ses-a-me can’t make cookies?

    My Italian Cookie cravings have two sides. The first is for a light, crisp and flavorful anisette toast. The flip side is for a dense sesame cookie. Neither are too sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast as readily as for dessert. My first attempt at making sesame cookies was not really good. Although the…

  • The Great Italian Cookie Caper – the beginning

    I’m in love with an Italian (American) and I also am in love with Italian cookies. Since moving away from the Italian-American epicenter of Astoria, I’ve been sorely missing my Italian cookie fix. I know there are many places a short walk away from my office in Boston’s North End, that offer an assortment of…