Pasta is commonly associated with Italy, and indeed there are more than 300 types of pasta to be found on its peninsula! Join me on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 18:00 PM CET (12:00 PM EDT), for fresh handmade pasta making from scratch. We'll prepare cavatelli, a precious recipe from Southern Italy. I will also introduce you... Continue Reading →
Past to Apron is a virtual conference focused on culinary history, taking place on June 27th, 2020. As a conference speaker, I will present a number of dishes from the Middle Ages: their preparation as well as interesting background information concerning the origins or socio-economic implications of the dishes. Each of the recipes represents a... Continue Reading →
Just out: GARUM - the historical cookbook with recipes from the past (Mesopotamia, Ancient Rome, medieval Europe and the Middle East, Renaissance). With many photos by Manoocher Deghati. Available here.
An aphrodisiac is an ingredient, a substance or a dish that is meant to enhance lust and passion. The desire to do so is supposedly as old as humanity. The word aphrodisiac comes from the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, who would carry a number of mysterious love potions at her belt – aphrodisiacs. The... Continue Reading →
We just saw that the renowned Forbes Magazine has featured our photography workshops. Wow, thank you! Click here to read the article.
This is the English version of an article by my husband Manoocher (photos) and me published in the Spring Edition 2019 of the National Geographic Traveler Magazine Italy. Between low dry-stone walls, among the majestically twisted centenarian and even millenarian trees of the all-surrounding olive groves, we are meandering along the bent roads from the Apulian... Continue Reading →
The celebration of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, is probably as old as human settlements and agriculture, if not older. Although the real winter cold is yet to come, the days are getting longer again. The crop has been brought in, there is not much outside work to be done, the... Continue Reading →