Kings Cooking Studio welcomes Chef Franco Lania. Chef Franco was the Italian chef for Oceania Cruise Line under the direction of Culinary Director and TV personality Jacques Pepin. Now back in the NJ area, he teaches at the Culinary Art Institute in Jersey City, NJ and is working on his well-anticipated book. Join him for a demonstration of an exciting winter menu created just for Kings.
After spending several weeks in Scandinavia for the holidays, it’s time to share. From Helsinki to Stockholm. From a Christmas cruise across the Baltic to Helsinki’s premiere culinary school, Perho. Shared here are the highlights of my Scandinavian Christmas journey. Enjoy!
Glögi also know as “glow wine” is a warmed spiced wine and the
official Yuletide drink of northern Europe.
Spain’s Galician region is known to have some of the best cuisine in Spain. The region is situated in the northwest part of the country with Portugal directly to the south. Fish and shellfish dishes are the area’s specialties. Galician-style octopus is one of their many famous specialty dishes.
Gingerbread men, gingerbread holiday shapes and not forgetting the “granddaddy” of them all gingerbread houses. The making of these holiday cookies are a time honored tradition in many families across the world. The best gingerbread in the world comes from Nürnberg, Germany and is called lebkuchen . This post contains a wonderful recipe for gingerbread and some insight into the lebkuchen of Nürnberg, Germany. Merry Christmas& Happy Holidays!
Holiday season is roasting season! Slow roasted pork shoulder and crackling, accompanied with a pear ginger sauce, is absolutely delicious! Can’t you smell how good this is going to be already? Roasting is a sure and easy way to prepare a delicious meal that can feed a great number of people with minimal work for the cook. Leaving you more time to enjoy holidays!
Struffoli is a festive Italian dessert made exclusively around the holidays. It is widely seen around Christmastime and for many, the making of this classic Neapolitan dessert is a time honored Christmas tradition. Struffoli are ultimately gifts that are meant to be shared and enjoyed with family and friends during the holidays.
This chestnut and Italian sweet sausage stuffing is an absolutely delicious holiday stuffing! It is a nice change from the traditional bread stuffing’s and it’s just as simple to make.
The American bison has made a huge come back from near extinction. Not only are bison being raised by numerous farmers across the United States, but bison also has become a trendy restaurant selection on many “cool” restaurant menus.