Archive | October, 2021

Parmesan Wafers with Tomato & Bread Soup

Tweet A few crumbles of a good quality Parmesan is a delight to savor. I have taken this Italian treasure of a cheese and turned it into wafers that are a perfect pairing with a few olives and a chunk of rustic bread for a simple merenda or a special accompaniment to soups and salads. […]

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Parmigiano Reggiano

Tweet Parmigiano Reggiano, is one of Italy’s gifts to the world of food and is an essential staple in many kitchens around the globe, including mine. It’s unmistakable aroma, milky taste and versatility lends itself to many dishes. My grandfather, however, preferred his favorite merenda, by the chunk (room temperature of course), with his afternoon […]

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Vanilla Pecan Biscotti

Tweet Vanilla has a recognizable, pleasant aroma and scent and is understandably the world’s most popular flavor. Last February I had the opportunity to visit a family-owned vanilla farm in Hilo, Hawaii. This biscotti recipe is my inspiration from that experience. In the tropical rainforest of Paauilo Mauka, is where I began my sensory journey […]

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