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Food, wine and wanderings from our beloved Italy

Roasted black cod and pickled fennel in a saffron tomato brodetto

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013

When I recently traveled in Italy, I ate a lot of very rustic and authentic Tuscan and Roman food. Tuscan cuisine is rooted in the...

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Delverde ‘Dish Your Blog’: Mezzi Rigatoni with Saffron Creme, Tuscan Kale and Crispy Prosciutto

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013

Over 100 years ago, our grandparents arrived in this country from Italy, leaving family, friends and traditions behind in search of a...

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Pasta con le sarde (Pasta with sardines) – The national dish of Sicily

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013

My sister Michele visited me this week in L.A. for my official IBM retirement party. We thought hard about what to cook together....

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Pasta with saffron and cauliflower (Pasta con i broccoli rimestati)

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013

Sicily’s cuisine is vastly different from the rest of Italy and heavily influenced by its Mediterranean neighbors. The classic sweet...

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Saffron Mussels (Cozze al Zafferano)

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012

I love mussels. They can be steamed in all kinds of broths and served with crusty bread. Adding saffron to the mix of ingredients reminds...

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