Four Drink Pairings for Grana Padano

Until recently, Grana Padano and I were long-lost pen pals. My last blog post about this strapping cheese was back in 2010 when I spent an evening with Grana making pesto. Then in 2012, when I was writing Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese, we corresponded again – I called Grana “Parmigiano’s understudy.” That’s because […]

How Pork Becomes Prosciutto

Italy diary: Since joining a cheese cult several years ago, I find myself in a regular quandary over prosciutto. First, I can never remember how to spell it. (I before U, I before U!) Second, no matter how many times I wrap it around a Stilton-stuffed date, I can’t wrap my head around how prosciutto […]

Images From An Italian Food Tour

Oh, loved ones, it’s been too long! I left for Italy on May 2 with every intention of writing posts along the way — I took my camera, my ipad. But, oh…then I got lost in cheese. In Venice, there was buffalo mozzarella to eat, sliced, with fresh produce from the Rialto Market. In Verona, […]