These are stories about food, wine, travel, and some fun experiences that combine all three. You will find recipes, restaurant reviews, book reviews, or simply Viktorija’s musings on all things culinary.
Most cooks think of pasta as being either fresh or dry, dry pasta being readily available on any supermarket shelf. But the world of dry pasta is a lot more interesting. Its most interesting and delicious part are artisanal dried pastas, which taste nothing like their industrial counterparts and elevate every meal to a gourmet […]Read More
For readers of Risotto Made Easy without access to embedded video content we have collected them all on this page, sequenced in the same order as they appear in the ebook Risotto Made Easy: A step-by-step video guide and recipe book. You can also access these videos at the Risotto Made Easy playlist. Risotto introduction […]Read More
The cuisine of Puglia is famous for being among the best in Italy. Puglian food is deeply rooted in the traditions of this southern Italian region, its geography, and its history as the breadbasket of Italy and the largest producer of olive oil. In this cookbook, beautifully illustrated with recipe and preparation photos as […]Read More
I love eating out in Bologna: so many excellent choices for food that exudes passion and love for good eating. But being invited into the home of a Bolognese cook and eating food prepared by someone who knows not just the recipes but also the history behind them and can share the story while you […]Read More
There are a few things cuter than kids enjoying cooking. I love to cook with my friends’ kids because they always provide a new perspective on things. But the real enjoyment comes from watching their faces light up as they are playing with pasta dough, elbow-deep in flour or trying to mix the cookie dough […]Read More
Ostuni, La Citta’ Bianca, the city of a million steps. Everywhere you go in Ostuni, you’re either going up or down a hill. It’s easy to get hungry. But great restaurants are not easy to find. There are many restaurants and most advertize typical dishes, but it is quite obvious that they cater to the […]Read More
Il Bacco Felice has been written about so much, both by food writers and by regular diners, that it barely seems to require another review. But it is such a unique experience that not writing about it seems impossible. Our visit to this osteria/enoteca was not just an eating experience (although the food was superb), […]Read More