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    Provolone Valpadana

    I’m going to tell you about one of the most enjoyable things I did during my recent trip to Italy – Watching the production of Provolone Valpadana cheese at the Auricchio factory in Cremona. Cremona is…

    February 8, 2011
  • BAKING cakes and sweet bakes

    Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

    The BAKED Brownie recipe + the most delicious cheesecake recipe = outrageous cheesecake swirled brownies. Oh yes, this is for real.  The brownie batter (the baked recipe, nothing less) is topped with a generous…

    October 14, 2009
  • dinner

    Herb Butter Mushrooms With Smoked Mozzarella

    A few months ago when a friend requested I make mushrooms for an office potluck, I was instantly reminded of a recipe I had from my rounds at the city’s chic restaurants where the…

    June 21, 2009
  • dinner

    Six Cheese Mac and Cheese

    Six cheese macaroni does sound over the top. But you’d do this too if getting your hands on some good cheese was as big an event for you as it was for me. This…

    June 15, 2009
  • dinner

    Three Cheese Risotto

    I’ve had my box of Arborio rice for almost over a year now, but never came around to making some risotto. Not because I’m not a fan, but because I was quite intimidated. The…

    October 2, 2008
  • ETC

    You say “brushetta”, I say “brusketta”

    “Keep the caviar – give me bruschetta” -Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s. Bruschetta (pron. bɾu’sketta – In Italian, the letters “ch” represent the sound “k”) is an Italian food which consists of grilled bread rubbed…

    September 13, 2008
  • dinner

    Fondue fascination

    I used to think fondue has quite an over-hyped reputation, which was until I had my first pot of cheese fondue. Dipping a piece of bread into the pot of melted cheese and twirling…

    November 19, 2007