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4 italian rice resipes

4 Italian Rice Recipes for Entertaining (w/vegetarian and gluten free options)

Here are 4 different ways to cook Italian rice, more practical than risotto if you have guests. They can be prepared ahead of time or do not require your full attention just before serving. I love to serve Risotto, as it is such a complete and refined delicacy. However, it requires complete attention and dedication for the entire cooking time.… Read more →

Cuts of Beef for barbecue English vs French

Cuts of Beef for Barbecuing (in French and Italian)

Sorting out the Cuts of Beef Jigsaw in French and Italian ! My biggest challenge when cooking in a foreign country is buying cuts of Beef. While pork and lamb cuts are easier to recognize, it is not the same for beef cuts. Some pieces are universally known, while others are not. Besides the difficulties in finding the right name,… Read more →

Summer peppers at the market

Summer Peppers

Summer is here, and so are the Summer Red Peppers! Big, scarlet red shaded with green and purple, absolutely beautiful, this is what I call Mediterranean peppers. Jump to Recipe Come June, you will find them in abundance in any farmer markets and Supermarkets at a reasonable price. What a difference between those summer peppers and the one you normally… Read more →