Pamela Sheldon Johns’ New Book, Cucina Povera

“Cucina Povera“, or Peasant Cooking, is out. Is this perfect timing or what? This is the time when we are all feeling poorer, we are revisiting our finances and our food shopping priorities. Pamela Sheldon Johns is the author of several great books about Italian food and food artisans, including the lovely book “Balsamico!“. In…

Colatura di Alici is the New Balsamico!!!

Less than a month after celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich revealed to the Wall Street Journal that Colatura di Alici was her magic ingredient, another HUGE food authority, Chef Michael White,  praises Colatura di Alici and says to the same WSJ (what kind coincidence is that???): “In my kitchen, I need to have Colatura di Alici,…

Balsamico!

Balsamico! is a wonderful book by food author Pamela Sheldon Johns. A “must have”, if you are into authentic italian ingredients. Nothing to do with the balsamico sold in supermarkets, which is a cheap colored dark brown liquid full of chemicals. It’s a book about “aceto balsamico tradizionale”, a revered treasure, so important to Italian…