Carciofi alla Giudia crispy splayed fried artichokes

Golossary: Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish Style Artichokes)

A dish from the Jewish ghetto that seduced the eternal city, and its visitors. Continue reading Golossary: Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish Style Artichokes)

Top 10 Dishes of 2015

Baccala, Baccala, Baccala (Cod) – Ristorante Sissi, Merano, Italy Baccala Mantecato (Whipped Salt Cod), Fried Baccala Throat, Baccala Tripe with Tomato and Basil Oyster Cream with Clam Gelée – Maaemo at Ikarus, Salzburg White Asparagus Salad with Fresh Curd Cheese – Meirei, Vienna Scallops with Smoked Butter – Maaemo at Ikarus, Salzburg Goat Milk Risotto with Garden Herbs and Greens – La Bottega di Buon Caffè, Florence … Continue reading Top 10 Dishes of 2015

Golossary: Granita

Italian for slushy, but so much better! Theory is that the Arabs brought this sweet icy concoction to Sicily where they mixed their flavored syrups with the snow and ice of Etna and without a doubt, Sicily still has the best granita to be found. Paired with brioche, it makes a typical summer breakfast both cool and refreshing, and appealing in the hot Sicilian summer. … Continue reading Golossary: Granita

Florentine traditional dish crespelle fiorentina spinach and ricotta crepes with bechamel sauce

Golossary: Crespelle Fiorentina

Florentines love their spinach. Yes they are famous for their steak; but it is the spinach that appears everywhere: the filling for the ricotta and spinach tortelli (ravioli) on every menu; stewed and braised with squid for inzimino, and as a side dish to grilled meats, like that steak. Crespelle Fiorentina (Florentine Crepes) is a once classic dish that has become more difficult to find. Only … Continue reading Golossary: Crespelle Fiorentina