March 18, 2015


Although linked in name, the region of Trentino-Alto Adige is really home to two very different cultures. Alto Adige, the northern half, borders Switzerland and Austria and, up until 1919, was a part of the Austrian Empire. Still known as Sudtirol (Southern Austria),...

December 4, 2014

Castello di Torrechiara


The Cuisine of Emilia-Romagna


The story goes that Tortellini were invented by an innkeeper in the late 15th century when he peeked through the keyhole of the room where the beautiful Lucrezia Borgia was staying. Able to see only her navel as sh...

November 9, 2014

Tortelli di Zucca (Pumpkin Ravioli)


Welcome to the next stop on our taste tour of Italy, the facinating region of Lombardy, a place with cuisine as rich and varied as its history.

Lombardy’s first known inhabitants were nomadic hunters who left amazing carvings on the s...

September 27, 2014

The Gnocchi of Valle d'Aosta

Hello and welcome to the next stop on our taste tour of Italy, the breathtaking Valle d’Aosta. Nestled high in the Alps between Switzerland and France lies Italy’s smallest region, Valle d’Aosta (vahl-le dah-aw-stah).

It is hardly what most p...

August 31, 2014

The Pasta of Piedmont


This month's taste travel takes us to Piedmont, Italy's second largest region and, quite possibly, its most elegant.


The cuisine of Piedmont is descended from two very different lineages.  One is the elegant banquets of the Savoy Court. Establishe...

July 31, 2014

Hi everyone!


Welcome to the first edition of In My Grandmother's Kitchen Newsletter and Blog!


I'm so excited that we will have this new way of sharing our love for great homemade food. Over the next few months, I will be sending you delicious recipes and updates on fun...

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