Salami Sandwich with Iced Tea

This picture brings back a lot of memories of my childhood. I grew up having salami sandwich and iced tea as a mid afternoon snack and sometime also as breakfast, especially on sunday morning before a softball game – and my team mate can confirm that. I’m sure that somebody who know me well enough […]

Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken with Potatoes

The roasted chicken with potatoes is an easy to make dish, ideal for every occasion and that accomodate almost everybody’s taste. For this reason you can find a million different recipes, depending from the area you are coming from and the culture you browed up in, almost every family has a different recipe that has […]

Linguine with Tomato Sauce

The world of food styling and photography is magical! At the end of March I attended an interesting and fun workshop hosted by Christina Peters and Denise Vivaldo – this was my introduction to food styling and honestly, it’s a whole new adventure. Preparing the perfect dish for the camera is a job that requires […]

Purple Cauliflower

Purple Cauliflower

The purple cauliflower is really something I would like to keep as a decoration on my dining table, it makes a beautiful and unusual flower centerpiece. Growing up I always refused to eat cauliflowers because of the bad smell that they live in the kitchen when you cook them; only when I was diagnosed with […]

Baked Artichoke

I could feel the smell of artichokes from the garage and I knew that my grandpa made us dinner, it was one of his signature winter dish. I grew up in a big house, three apartment (my grandparents, my ant and uncle and us) and a big community area. I have to admit it has always […]


Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Frittata, a long lasting Easter tradition for my family – and many others. When I was a little girl we use to go pick up asparagus in the woods. In spring they grow everywhere and my dad was able to spot them on the side of the street while he was driving. The asparagus […]


Beets Salad

What a vegetable! Their stronger characteristics are: intense colors and hearty flavor. I cook them in two ways; boiling or baking – both simple and with great result. Beets are an awesome vegetable for Southern California; if you live in a place where the weather is always warm then you need to come up with […]

Yellow Peppers

Petite Peppers

  Characterized by their natural sweetness and sun shaded colors, bell peppers are really great in every way. They have a nice crunchiness when eaten raw and a spreadable softness when you bake them. Baked, I simply dress them with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, and a few herbs […]

Pecans and Wine

Pecans and Red Wine

Here we go with another food that is nowhere to be found in Italy! Originally from North America, it is a super popular nut in California. If you enter a bakery and read on a dessert tag the word pecan you already know that it’s going to be a great treat. Roberto and I are […]