Plates of delicious gnocchi

Learning to Cook Italian with Chiara

No fantasy of Tuscany is complete without an Italian teaching me their mother’s secret recipes while we roll out dough and hang noodles on clotheslines to dry in the sun.

I navigated the tunnel-like streets of Florence to my apartment on a curvy hill across the river.

A Florentine Christmas with Risotto

On Christmas Eve, long ago, I navigated the tunnel-like streets of Florence to my apartment on a curvy hill across the river. The risotto we cooked is normally too simple for a holiday feast, but that night no one seemed…

Glass of Fernet Branca Neat

Amaro 101: An Introduction to the Italian Tradition of Amari

Amari (the plural of amaro) are an herbal liquor with a rich tradition in Italian culture. Amari are popular across Italy with a unique set of flavors that range from mild and pleasant to proceed with caution and are great…