Simple Italian Dinner Menu for Easy Entertaining

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Here is an authentic, Italian dinner menu complete with recipes and wine suggestions. Easily prepare courses ahead of time for stress-free entertaining. Planning an upcoming dinner party? Our Italian dinner menu is a safe bet. Italian cuisine is much simpler than many other cuisines, meaning less preparation time, and therefore more time for you to enjoy the company of your guests. And, honestly who doesn’t like authentic Italian dishes? Our Italian Dinner Party menu features authentic Italian dishes, which can … Read More

How to Make the Best Tagliatelle al Ragu alla Bolognese

  Tagliatelle al Ragu alla Bolognese is a classic dish from Bologna. Our authentic Bolognese recipe is made with fresh pasta and a traditional Bolognese ragu. If you were asked to name a dish from Bologna, most non-Italians would automatically think of spaghetti Bolognese. And, for sure, tagliatelle al ragu alla Bolognese is the dish that spaghetti Bolognese is based on. But Italians would remind you that there are a lot more dishes Bologna is famous for. And, as you … Read More

How to Make Easy Truffle Mushroom Risotto

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Truffle mushroom risotto starring porcini mushrooms ticks all the boxes. Easy to make with affordable, gourmet ingredients like dried porcini & truffle oil. A visit to the magnificent, Modena market in the Emiglio Romagna region, maybe the greatest of Italy’s food bowls, was the inspiration for this simple dish. There we saw the best array of fresh, porcini mushrooms you could possibly hope to find. Large and attractive to the eye, as well as being meaty, earthy, and with an … Read More

Penne Puttanesca is one of the Simplest Pastas you can Make

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Penne puttanesca is without doubt one of the simplest pasta dishes you can ever hope to make. You can literally throw in staples from your pantry or fridge. The puttanesca origin goes back centuries in Italy and, as you would expect, there is quite a story behind this dish, which just adds to its mystique. The story of the recipe for puttanesca sauce is so fascinating we share it before we move on to our penne puttanesca recipe. But before … Read More

How You Can Make Quick Easy French Chocolate Mousse

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A French chocolate mousse recipe following the traditional, French method. Grab some good quality eggs and chocolate, find 15 minutes time. Quick and easy. French chocolate mousse is not just popular in France but in many countries right around the world. It is certainly a dessert you will find on many restaurant menus. “Mousse au Chocolat” is also surprisingly easy to put together as I can attest, as this was my first attempt to make it. A rich chocolate flavor … Read More

How to Enjoy the Best of French with this Easy Mushroom Brie Toastie

Our mushroom brie toastie combines delicious caramelized onion and mushrooms on butter and mustard-flavored toasted baguette slices. Easy tasting French!. So, upon returning from Bordeaux, I was walking in our local neighborhood when we came across a neighbor giving away excess tarragon. This instantly reminded me of our trip to Bordeaux, as tarragon is commonly used there. And so, I just had to make a bruschetta-like toastie featuring some favorite French ingredients. Brie, tarragon, mustard and caramelized onions. If you … Read More

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