Strawberry Crepes – My Family’s Recipe

Forget those heavy thick American pancakes and succumb to the deliciously soft, mouth melting, heart warming French Crêpes. The word Crêpe is French for pancake and is derived from the Latin crispus meaning “curled”. Crêpes originated in Brittany (fr. Breton), in the northwest region of France, which lies between the English Channel to the north…

Homemade Fiocchi di sale – Salt Flakes

Fiocchi di Sale in Italian, “Fleur de Sel” in French or “Salt Flakes” in English (somehow it doesn’t have the same ring to it) is nothing more than crystals or clusters of crystals of salt used in cooking as a decorative touch. Salt flakes are formed by the action of the wind on salt marshes….

Focaccia al Rosmarino, burro e olio d’oliva

The Focaccia, (pronounced fo·cac·cia | \fō-ˈkä-ch(ē-)ə\) from the latin focus – fire – is a flat, rustic, but delicious bread originally from Genoa, in the region of Liguria northern Italy, made with very simple ingredients – flour, salt, sugar, water, olive oil and yeast – and cooked over a fire, from where its name derives…

Crema di Zucca (Butternut Squash Cream Soup)

My mom’s simple and nutritious recipe, perfect for those cold fall and winter days, or for when you just want to crawl up in bed and bundle up. Ingredients Servings 4 1 medium to large butternut squash, cleaned, peeled and cut in large squares. 1 litter of brodo di pollo (fresh chicken broth) 2 large…