Living Italian with Mary Giuliani

You’ve seen her show off her entertaining skills as a regular contributor on the Rachel Ray Show as well as through the corporate catering business she operates with Celebrity Chef Mario Batali, she is Mary Giuliani, caterer to the starts. Mary creates parties for the crème de la crème of the art, fashion and entertainment…

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Soppressata Saturday

*header image from There is a famous quote attributed to German aristocrat Otto von Bismarck stating “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made“.  While I agree it is not the prettiest process, I disagree that it should go unseen or for that matter untested.  My reasoning is twofold:…

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Say it with a Kiss

“Ogni grande amore comincia con un Bacio ~ Every great love begins with a kiss” A kiss can be romantic and passionate; loving and warm or sinful, indulgent and made out of chocolate. The Bacio is one of Italy’s most beloved confections and although the dark chocolate and hazelnut kiss can be gifted at any…

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Cusine & Confessions

Take nine circus art performers, combined with amazing aerials, eclectic music and riveting recollections about food, allowing them to be interactive and engage for 90 minutes and you’ve got the recipe for one incredible performance. Cuisine and Confessions, the latest production from The 7 Fingers is truly a feast for the senses combining their trademark…

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Chestnuts: The Heart of the Hearth

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…..”The famed opening lines of the carol sung so beautifully by crooner Bing Crosby; painting a picture of warmth and comfort.  It is this familiar line that I call to mind at this time of year as crackling fires pop chestnuts at the hearth. Although the marroni can be enjoyed…

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