join our Italian holiday table + a giveaway!

Twinkling lights are beginning to dot the city’s streets, quietly marking the start of the holiday season, and with it the promise of festive gatherings and celebrations. It’s a busy time of a year, but also a joyous one — a time to remind ourselves of what really matters, to relish in the joy of […]

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pear + raspberry frangipane tart

On the first day of culinary school our Chef gave us his first bit of advice: I want you all to forget everything you’ve ever learned about cooking. It sounded so strange at the time. Why would he want us to forget what we already know? Wouldn’t knowing something about cooking be beneficial to us? […]

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plum + almond tart

plum + almond tart Sweet, tart plums and toasted almonds are enveloped in a rich, buttery crust in this take on a summer classic. I can see this as the perfect end to a grill night or summer picnic. This recipe makes a smaller tart (serves 2 – 4), so make sure to make multiple […]

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no bake cheesecake with caramelized figs

no bake cheesecake with caramelized figs With such an elegant presentation, you would never guess how easy this cheesecake is to prepare — you don’t even need to heat your oven. The crust is buttery with a warm spice from the cinnamon graham crackers and touch of allspice, while the filling is creamy, but light, with […]

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