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Insalata Russa in Oslo!!

Guess what?! You don't have to go all the way to More e Macine to eat Insalata Russa! You can just stroll down a cozy street in Oslo and pop in at Bono! I am beyond excited! Since I am unable to make it myself (I have tried, and failed), I am happy that I... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Recipes

I love cooking and I've shared some recipes with you; Here are my favorites so far. Friday Pizza  Panna Cotta Ragu  Broccoli Rabe  Ravioli

Piemontegirl makes Pasta Dough

Piemontegirl loves pasta Piemontegirl, that's me! As you probably know, I love italian food. Especially pasta. Over the years I have had the pleasure of cooking with some local italian women, among those the mother of Elena Currado (Vietti) and the mother of Bruno (who runs Corte Gondina).  These women are amazing cooks, and it... Continue Reading →

Piemontegirl Cooks: Weeds with Sausage Ragu

Piemontegirl and Mario Batali is a good combination Piemontegirl and Mario Batali will now teach you how to make a ragu that's similar to everyone's favorite "bolognese" but is so much better that you will never eat Bolognese again? Just follow these easy steps. Of course ingredients are vital, but if you have those, you... Continue Reading →

Orecchiette with Sausage & Rapini

Ingredients: 1  broccoli head 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 4 tbsp 1/4 cup whole skinned almonds, toasted 5 cloves roasted garlic Pinch of hot red pepper flakes 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano 3/4 pound fresh pork sausage 1 pound orecchiette 2 tbsp unsalted butter Prepare an ice bath and set aside. Boil water in a ... Continue Reading →

Day 5

Today we were back at Otto for lunch, this time with remarkably better service. I had the pizza this time and it was incredible. I recommend the prosciutto and arugola pizza. The wine this time was the Burlotto Dolcetto, very good! Our friends came down for the day and we spent some time in Washington... Continue Reading →

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