Fave dei morti + Tasting Rome Giveaway

Fave dei morti + Tasting Rome Giveaway

April 04th, 2016  | Category: Cookbook, Cookies


Julia Child once said: “People who love to eat are always the best people.” I’d like to add to that that they also make the best food writers. I know very few people who loves to eat more than my dear friend Katie Parla, whose latest book, Tasting Rome, hit the shelves last week. Today, I’m giving away one copy of Tasting Rome and three exclusive gifts to a ...

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Apricot Bars

Apricot Bars

September 07th, 2011  | Category: Cookies, Fruit, Tarts and Pies


If I had a dollar for every post I postponed posting... Well, that would make me a professional procrastinator and nothing else. Here's what usually happens: I get excited about a fruit or a vegetable, come across season's finest at the farmers market, decide on a recipe on my way home, cook/bake it, take photos and sit down to eat. By the time I'm ready to write about ...

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Hazelnut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

Hazelnut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

March 18th, 2010  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


Spending your vacation at a friend's house certainly has its own advantages. Sure, there aren't any maids around to change the sheets and clean the sink daily, but you get to spend the whole time in the comfort of your own home, save the money to travel more and get to do things that you do at home. Like baking cookies. OK, that might not be everyone's ...

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Caramel Beurre Sale Sandwich Cookies

Caramel Beurre Sale Sandwich Cookies

January 07th, 2010  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


The only downside - and I assure you, there is only one downside - of buying a jar of Henri Le Roux's famous caramel spread "Le Caramelier" is the fast-approaching expiration date. The jar I brought back from Denise Acabo's shop A l'Etoile d'Or had an expiration date of 19/12/09 written on it, which meant that I only had two weeks to finish it. And believe me, that's ...

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Korova Cookies

Korova Cookies

March 31st, 2008  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


Today, Cafe Fernando turns two years old and I would just die if I don't mark this occasion with my most favorite cookies of all time: Korova Cookies. These cookies made their debut in "Paris Sweets: Great Desserts from the City's Best Pastry Shops" by Dorie Greenspan. There is another very impressive person behind the recipe - the man Vogue magazine once called "The Picasso of Pastry." No, ...

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