Join me, Rosetta Costantino, a native Calabrian, cookbook author of My Calabria and Southern Italian Desserts, cooking teacher, and expert guide, to the region’s culinary and cultural riches, as we travel off the beaten path to the toe of Italy’s boot.Read More
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With the rain finally arriving in the Bay Area, it is starting to feel like winter, and thanks to the rain and cold we are able to make and cure our annual production of Calabrian sausage , that we typically produce in January when the weather conditions are ideal for curing sausage, cold and humid. In addition to the curing of sausage I love to prepare Friscatula, Calabrian polenta with savoy cabbage, during this time of the year.Read More
After spending a couple of weeks in Calabria and Sicily, I am back home. During those weeks I spent 8 days with a fabulous group touring and eating our way through Calabria. We had a great time and enjoyed many luscious meals. Take a look at some of the photos below and the remainder on Cooking with Rosetta Facebook Fan Page.Read More
Hi folks, It was time to spruce up my old website. With the help of the talented Kristy Gardner of ohksocialmedia I’ve given the site a complete makeover to make it easier to find everything you need. I hope you will click around and check out some of the new features.Read More
I can't believe it! I just picked up an advance copy of my dessert book from the Ten Speed Press office and I am so excited the way it turned out that I have to share it with you now. Here it is sitting on my kitchen table!Read More
Are you wondering what in the world these summer greens called “tenerumi” are? Tenerumi are the leaves and tender shoots of the long squash plant called “cucuzza” found all over Palermo markets. These greens are eaten all over Sicily and also in Calabria where they are known as “taddi di cucuzza”. Here is a picture I took in Palermo’s market last summer, showing the tenerumi next to the long squash.Read More
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Tanti auguri di Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo!
I just got back from New York and I have been busy getting ready for the Christmas Eve Feast dinner. Mom has been frying all day making grispelle, cuddurieddi and cannariculi.
If you missed me on the Martha Stewart baking show on Tuesday, click here to watch a clip of the show. Click on the "Peaches with cream" picture to see me making the ""Pesche con crema" with Martha Stewart.
It has been a very busy past month with the book signings that has kept me away from the blog. The big news now is that I will be in New York as a guest on The Martha Stewart Show on Tuesday, December 21 at 10 am. Check your local Hallmark Channel for times in your area. I will be demonstrating making the “Pesche”- whimsical little cakes that resemble a peach filled with pastry cream. Here is a picture of the "Pesche" from my cookbook by Sara Remington.
I am excited to be in New York this time of the year and enjoy the holiday displays.
The culinary tour ended today but I haven't been able to add posts or upload any pictures because of the slow internet connection. Everyone on the trip thought it was a success, and the only complaint from them was that I fed them too much food. We did eat it all, tho', since it was too good to leave on our plates. We all had a wonderful time cooking, foraging for mushroom, visiting various producers, wineries, produce markets, and we even checked out castles and churches along the way. Check out some of the photos below and the remainder on My Calabria Facebook fan page posted in the Calabria culinary tour 2010 folder album.
Our first day up in the Sila mountains foraging for wild mushrooms:
Do you recognize any of these unusual mushrooms?
Here is our mushroom pick for the day ready for our cooking class:
Below are photos of some of the foods we ate during the tour.
Today is the day I'm leaving for Calabria. Although my culinary tour starts next Saturday, September 25, I will be there a few days earlier to visit my relatives and recover from jet lag. I will be posting some photos from the tour either here or on the My Calabria Facebook Fan page. Take a look at the itinerary to see what we're doing each day. Gotta run.