Chef Franco Lania’s version of Eggplant Parmigiana is much lighter, naturally gluten-free and more akin to a side dish than it is to a main course. Why not give it a try?
Jädelino is a quaint, friendly gelateria that serves top quality, homemade Italian ice cream in the the Teurastamo district of Helsinki. The flavors at Jädelino are very creative. I had a peanut butter-olive oil gelato that was extraordinary. The pistachio (made with an imported pistachio base from Sicily) and the tiramisu gelato are fantastic as well. I’ll be back! Once you’ve taste their delicious ice creams, you’ll be back too.
I had the distinct pleasure of working at the event with two very talented and highly accredited Tunisian chefs- Rafik Tlatli and Mounir Le Baroque. The best thing about working with chefs from other cultures beside your own, is the great enthusiasm that can be generated through a mutual admiration toward each other’s cuisine.
Carefully-crafted Tunisian olive oils are rich in nutrients. The majority is classified as organic and 80% as Extra Virgin. So Tasty, So Healthy!
Things are heating up this June. We are heading into New York City with the rest of the food world to gear up for the annual Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, sponsored by the country of Tunisia.
Learn how to make champignon tourné. These fancy mushrooms are better known as fluted mushrooms in English. Chef Franco will show you how to make a fun design of Stars and Stripes as he shares some fluting tips along the way.
The secret is out! I have been chosen to be a guest chef/blogger for the travel site, VisitHelsinki.com. Follow me as I explore Helsinki’s burgeoning food scene.
Hotel Pommern of the Åland Hotel Group welcomes chef Franco Lania on March 10th-12th. Franco will cook a 5-course tasting menu. Chef Lania is a 9/11 survivor and from that day forward he changed his career focus. His new mission is to help people get their lives back on track by enlivening them via the invigorating energy of cooking. “It’s all about receiving a warm embrace from the stove”, the chef says
My message of cooking as a form of pleasant therapy is a friendly reminder to view your stove as an old friend who is always there to give a warm embrace.