A few weeks ago, I headed up to Alba in search of the tartufo bianco, that coveted white truffle so hidden in the hard dirt of the Langhe region that finding even a small one is like striking gold, the edible kind.
At the New York premiere of The Hundred-Foot Journey -- which stars Helen Mirren as a proprietor of a restaurant in the south of France -- Oprah Winfrey, who is a producer on the film, dished on what she considers her forte in the kitchen. Can you guess what it is?
I had arrived in Zagreb a week earlier to meet five fellow seasoned travelers to explore some of Croatia's incredible outdoor activities and culinary delights. We were looking forward to the stunning countryside, preserved parks and gastronomic specialties.
I'm a little worried today, people, and I need to unburden myself to somebody, so you'll have to do. You see, I have a disturbing feeling that my food bills are about to go up considerably, and I'm not sure what I can do about it.
It's Red Velvet season! Yes, red velvet has a season. These red velvet cake truffles are perfect for parties. Everyone loves them. You could even bake one batch with red food coloring and one batch with green food coloring for a festive mix!
If you're fortunate enough to have some white truffles on hand, here is heavenly way to use them. Chris Czarnecki, a 4th generation restaurateur and chef, demonstrates one of their signature dishes at The Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Oregon.
I am a huge fan of St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels. Its $8.5 million budget is contributed entirely by foundations, individuals and fund-raising events -- like the one I am going to tell you about today.