Many onion varieties seem interchangeable -- considering most recipes call for something less-than-specific, like "one onion, chopped" -- but you can make a dish sing that much more by using the right onion for the job.
For me, the story that music tells is not that different from the story that food tells. In the kitchen, just as with a composition, there's a build up as you near the completion of a dish, a crescendo of everything coming together
We arrive for our cooking class in Sorrento, Italy, on Pasquetta, the Monday after Easter -- a national holiday celebrated by families throughout Italy. It seems appropriate that today everyone is focused on food and camaraderie.