No collection of pumpkin recipes would be complete without a great recipe for the “granddaddy” of all pumpkin inspired desserts. Pumpkin Pie! This recipe has rum added to the pie filling along with some delicious Fall spices. The crust is an exceptional ginger-snap-crust. Since this is a mousse pie, only the crust needs to bake and then the pie crust once cooled is filled and chilled to set the mousse. Delicious ~ Happy Autumn!
Nothing screams autumn more than Pumpkins. Here chef Franco Lania offers an elegant pumpkin ravioli recipe that is simply delicious.
Roman Burgers are perfect for grilling. The Fetta cheese and the herbs mixed in to the ground beef add a depth of flavor that is truly unique when grilled over an open flame. The fennel slaw is just a nice twist and adds to the Mediterranean of the dish. This is truly a must do when having a BB-Q
Chef Franco Lania is in the running for the coveted position on TVFN’s “The Next Food Network Star 7”
Franco is a well traveled and seasoned chef with an uncompromising passion for cuisine. He is personality plus…he would make excellent TV and be a sure breath of fresh air for TVFN.
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Arancini di Riso better known as Italian rice balls or Risotto balls are an Italian-American favorite. Many Italian feasts serve a version of a rice ball. The largest feast and most well known is the feast of San Genaro in Little Italy, NYC where these rice balls are a yearly tradition.
Blood Orange and Campari sorbet is a wonderful treat and very enjoyable in the “Dog Days” of the summertime. It is a fantastic dessert to impress summertime guests in and out of the restaurant. This “Homemade” version is excellent and is equivalent to any sorbet made in a professional setting.
To be a guest writer on -MARIANI’S VIRTUAL GOURMET NEWSLETTER /Volume VIII, was a honor and greatly appreciated by me. http://www.johnmariani.com/current-issue
As a supporting chef and still not landed in my mind fully back in NYC…I believe we did a fantastic job!
Once it was game time I gave my team my all and it was a true blast!…Supporting someone else’s dream and being so well recieved by Danushka and Angela was truly heartfelt by me.
Sicilian Eggplant – Melanzane alla Siciliana (serves : 4-6) Ingredients: eggplant – 1 medium sized ( 0ne and one half pounds) kosher salt – 2 teaspoons olives – 8 pitted Sicilian olives anchovy – 2-3 canned fillets (rinsed off) tomato – one medium tomato capers – one tablespoon capers black pepper – 1/4 , […]