Tender Savory Asiago and Tapenade Pane Sciocco

The last time I was in Italy I spent a morning browsing the outdoor market with its rows of tables full of local vegetables and fruits. Behind one of them I watched an old man preparing artichokes before roasting them as a snack for shoppers, the aroma drifting through the market, drawing shoppers to his […]

First Glimpse Inside Eataly Chicago

In just five days, the new, massive Italian food market¬†Eataly opens, transporting shoppers on an authentic Italian shopping experience unparalleled in the Midwest. Located at 43 E. Ohio Avenue, and boasting 63,000 square feet, will offer imported and artisanally produced local food products, presented in an authentic European-style market featuring a highly trained staff specializing […]

A day at the market – Stuttgart Markthalle

Women love shopping, and I’m no different. While most women are shopping for shoes and handbags; I would rather browse shops and markets for herbs, spices and fresh ingredients. My favorite section is produce, this is where I really get inspired and the ideas start flowing. Soups, stews, casseroles, salads, or just heirloom tomatoes and […]

Giardiniera – A Chicago Specialty

Since we’ve moved overseas, we crave many things from home. Twizzlers, McCormicks celery salt, Sweet Baby Rays bbq sauce, dill pickles, the list goes on and on. One of our favorites is giardiniera and while we bring back with us bottles of this and that, let’s be honest, with the overweight-charge rates the airlines are […]