deep-dive posts on specific foods, food history and more.
What is Sfogliatelle? And Why You Should Be Eating More of Them
Sfogliatelle are a flaky, sweet, creamy Italian pastry. Not to be confused with “lobster tails” sfogliatelle are a special treat all their own. Learn their origins, what they taste like and how to make great sfogliatelle at home.
What is a Cashew Apple? The Cashew Counterpart Explained
Ever heard of a cashew apple? If not, you are not alone. Read on to learn more about the fruit counterpart to the popular cashew nut.
Spring Produce and Recipes
Hello spring! This marks the beginning of peak fruit season (which runs spring through summer) here in Central California. Leafy green vegetables make an appearance, as well as my personal favorite — the almighty artichoke. Check out this quick guide to spring produce, complete with recipes to get you started.
Where do Pine Nuts come from? | Pine Nut Recipes
We all know pine nuts right? Those small, decadent, outrageously expensive nuts that melt like butter on the tongue and give traditional basil pesto it’s signature flavor. But where do they come from? Today, we’ll find out!
What Produce is in Season for Winter? + Recipes
Winter may be the season of staying indoors, but it’s still rife with delicious fruits and vegetables. Check out this quick guide to winter produce, complete with recipes to get you started.
Biscotti : A Christmas Tradition
In our Italian-American family, we make biscotti every Christmas. A tradition that started with my grandparents, we carry it on today.
What is a Jerusalem Artichoke? | Recipe
Today we explore an elusive root vegetable: the Jerusalem Artichoke! Learn what it is, how it tastes, and how to cook it with this quick and easy recipe.
Why We Carve Pumpkins and What To Do With Your Extra Pumpkin | Lifestyle
Ah yes, the season of ghastly ghouls and wicked haunts. There’s something quite spectacular in kicking off the holiday season with the eerie, the ominous and all things spooky. But where did Halloween traditions begin? Why do we carve pumpkins every year? Today, we will investigate!