Jhumpa Lahiri Writes “In Other Words”

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Buon giorno, Jhumpa, come sta?  Io, sto bene.  Acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri has just published her first non-fiction book. Written in Italian, In Other Words (Le Altre Parole), describes her decades-long love affair with the Italian language and chronicles her quest to master it.

Parmesan Potatoes

Parmesan potatoes are delicious and go with any kind of meat dish.

Parmesan potatoes: an incredibly easy recipe that takes red potatoes up a notch and creates something wonderful with that magic ingredient, Parmesan cheese.

Minestrone Milanese


Minestrone Milanese is a hearty cold-weather vegetable soup from the North, a great Italian recipe.

It’s been said that you can tell where you are in Italy by tasting the ingredients of bowl of a minestrone, Italy’s storied vegetable soup. This particular recipe, Minestrone Milanese, comes from the north because it contains rice. Most other regions of Italy add pasta to the soup.

Frittata di Fontina



Fontina frittata can be made for any meal of the day.

A great-tasting slice of frittata is a healthy, tasty, meal-in-itself that can serve as breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Orzo with Dried Cherries and Almonds


Orzo with dried Cherries and Almonds is one of those versatile dishes that goes with roasts in winter and grilled chicken in summer and it tastes delicious too.

Orzo with dried cherries and almonds becomes a wonderful side dish for any kind of meat or roast. And it contains a secret ingredient: saffron.