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…

Italy Hotline, Your Secret Door to Italy

It was such a pleasure to be with Sienna Reid, this past weekend, at her booth at the NYTimes Travel Show in NYC. Her company, Italy Hotline, is based in Roma and offers customized tours to Italy, many of which are focused on food and wine. Hard to believe, Italy Hotline was one of the…

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…