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Making Wine

Wine Making Video

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Removing the Bitterness from Eggplant

A note about eggplant: I know there are different notions about whether or not to press or salt eggplant to remove any bitterness. My recommendation is to always press or salt your eggplant unless you are using a very mild or baby variety, and there are several  such as the beautiful Rosa Bianca pictured here. […]

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Cooking the Perfect Pasta

Pasta is an essential staple when it comes to Italian food and cooking. There are a large variety of different kinds of entrees and pasta meals you can prepare which include spaghetti, manicotti, lasagna and a basic penne pasta. It doesn’t matter which type of pasta you make, there are still some basic steps to […]

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Pasta Glossary

  Here’s a pasta glossary to help you determine the best choice of pasta to use to make the greatest Italian dishes.     Pasta comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Different pastas are used for different reasons. Pastas that twist are used with meaty sauces, long flat pastas are used in […]

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