- When in Rome, make sure you wander over to the restaurant, il Giardino Romano in the Jewish section of town after a long, hot day wandering the streets near the Colusseum and the Roman Forum. My boyfriend and I went there when we were in the city a month ago, and it was amazing. He had the grilled squid and I had the gnocchi al pesto,. The gnocchi were soft and pillowy, and the pesto and fontina sauce were to die for. I have made it my mission to try and replicate this, though I might have to write into Gourmet to see if they can root out the secret directly from its source.
- The Pioneer Woman cooks up some delicious potato bundles. An easy recipe that can be prepped partly in advance, and makes an easy side dish. I made these last Friday to go with some bison burgers I made, and as they say on the internets, zomg!
- I doubt I will ever make these, just because I would end up eating them all in one sitting, but if I were to make a donut recipe, just the look of this Meyer lemon & sour cream donut recipe makes this one the frontrunner.
- Cooking Light magazine has some great ideas for simple syrups you can make at home to dress up your teas and lemonades. Try simple syrups flavored with lavender, ginger and cucumber, raspberries and Chombard, or with fresh peaches.
- Huffingtonpost wants to know, where’s the best farmers market in America? (Besides the one that is geogrpahically closest to you, of course.)
- Julie & Julia, based on Julia Child’s My Life in France and Julie Powell’s Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, opens this weekend. It stars Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as Julie Powell. Who wants to go and see it with me?