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Negroni Week

I’ll admit, it wasn’t love at first taste when it came to my first experience with Campari.  I had bought a bottle many years ago without ever tasting it and brought it to my friends rooftop party in Brooklyn to mix up some aperitifs.  I had no idea what I was doing at the time […]


Scrod Fillets with Capers

When Michele came back from playing tennis in Long Island this past Saturday, he stopped by a seafood shop to pick up something fresh and local for dinner.  He asked the fishmonger what he would buy from his selection and was directed to the scrod, a type of white fish. When he got home he […]


Simple Vegetable Broth

Vegetable broth is one of those staples that is nice to have available at all times.  Besides being a main ingredient in most soups, it also can be used instead of water when making rice, faro, or quinoa.  According to the Forks Over Knives website, it can even be used instead of olive oil when […]


Guest Recipe from Chef Piero Zani – Lemon Tart

Italy is famous for having some of the best lemons in the world. From Sicily, all the way up past Naples, the lemons are legendary. Interestingly, the north of Italy has a unique microclimate that makes it perfect for growing lemons, as well. My friend from the Lake Garda region, Chef Piero Zani, has offered […]