Acquerello – Not Just Rice – Wine Spectator

In the April issue of Wine Spectator, Owen Dugan writes about Acquerello Rice and starts his article with: REPEAT AFTER ME: RISOTTO IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK. REALLY. Really!!!  I am the proof of it. Last night, I didn’t know what to cook and had very little in the house. There were some chopped onions…

Porcini Mushrooms – The real ones, certified Italian!!!

I always loved Porcini mushrooms, but I stopped cooking with them when I learned that most Porcini mushrooms sold in food stores and supermarkets come from (mainly) China or other countries like Romania, Turkey or Poland. Of all the porcini sold, I’m told, optimistically, only 2% are Italian. Not any more! Our Porcini Mushrooms just…