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It seems since I learned about miller Fillipo Drago, I wanted to see him at work. I finally got the chance in my Sicilian pilgrimage... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at STIR THE POTS
For Italians, gelato generates as many hearty judgements as does wine. Take Domenico, my Italian food guru. Before even buying tickets to visit Italy, he... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at STIR THE POTS
An American friend (thanks Judy!) told me about Roscioli Il Forno, describing it as "among Rome's many food temples to visit" while... well, visiting. It's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at STIR THE POTS
A stone throw from the Vatican, Romeo chef and baker is a sleek dining room serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, is well worth a visit.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at STIR THE POTS
Pizza in Rome goes by the name of Bonci. And when it comes to Bonci look and taste, Rome's pizza style is a delicious balance... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Bagel troubles in California Is it the flour? Maybe it's my brother Felipe's unorthodox sourdough? The water is hard here, so there could be question... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
After a recent NYTimes article about California bakers not being able to make great bagels, social media remarks directed my way (as well as my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Last weekend I joined my pizza-master friend Domenico at Harlem's Serafina, the goal to watch him make true Neopolitan pizza. The restaurant has a great... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
At work, I get a lot of requests for classic Americana diner cakes. They're difficult to translate to the French Pastry shop where our club... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Finally after all these years blogging with my partner here, Jonitin Field, yielding to his endless harping on my over-nuanced bread geekiness ("I kinda thought... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
After trying panino from Pan'Ino, I wanted to try to replicate some at home. Below are shots of a batch of "pane ramerino" and "ciabatta... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
My friend Domenico introduced me to Francesco Galano of the Italian brewery, Birrificio Sorrento. Francesco had tried sending me some beers but they had gotten... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
I've made Danish before, but this is the first time I used goat butter. A California product found at Zabars, it lacks cow butter's yellow... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Lately I'm trying a style of coffee introduced to me by my friend Domenico. Made on a stove top, it's known as a moka (or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Friarielli is broccoli di rape, or is it? Not according to my friend Domenico, in fact he say's it's only available in Italy and especially... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Hey Marty, my pleasure need a fast delivery pronto...and sure I make pasta, when I return from my vacation I'd be glad to give it a try for egg and water pasta! Cheers! Jeremy
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2015 on Sunrise Flour at STIR THE POTS
Sunrise Flour Mills, located in Minnesota, makes great flours. I only found out from an Italian baker living in Sweden named Barbara Elisi. I ended... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Visiting Switzerland years ago, Basel's bakery Zoller brothuus was a place that inspired me. Now gone, I recently longed for their chewy, seeded twists called... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
My second go at modernist immersion cooking, I decided attempting an herbed and de-boned chicken. Two hours in the pot at 149 degrees, followed by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Originally from the island of Mauritius, Beesham Soogrim is a vegetarian chef and baker working in Holm, Sweden. We met on a Facebook forum for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Beatrice Ughi (from Gustiamo) invited me to Sullivan Street Bakery for an event; How to make perfect panini." The event featured Alessandro Frassica, who came... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Visiting New York's Summer Fancy Food show recently, I tasted all sorts of cheeses; Aurrichio, Pecorino Romano,Parmigiano and others. But what was most surprising were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Visiting my first New York's Summer Fancy Food Show at Javitz Center, I found it amazing. Joined by my Italian friend Domenico, we tasted terrific... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
For more then a year, my friend Domenico (from Naples) has been telling me about "Ragu Genovese," a classic slow cooked meat sauce. White, not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at STIR THE POTS