Stories and Recipes From Our Kitchen

Authentic dishes, chefs from around the world, artisan food producers, and home-cooks making beautiful food.  Follow along with the stories From Our Kitchen.

April 16, 2019

Sometimes you just don't want to go out... but the same old thing at home - let's be honest, gets a bit stale. Here are 20 fun date ideas to keep that spark, without leaving home.


Grab some face masks, put on relaxing music and light some candles. Maybe try...

April 14, 2019

After a cooking class with The Chef & The Dish, you'll have some dishes left over.  Well - it looks like that's a good thing!  

According to researchers at Florida State University, the act of washing dishes can actually reduce stress. In a study with 51 students,...

April 9, 2019

No matter how you're celebrating Easter, check out these tips to 'spring' your entertaining to the next level.


Although these egg decorated breads vary from region to region in Italy, the baking of whole eggs into twisted bread is tied t...

March 6, 2019

According to British newspaper The Times, agricultural union Coldiretti has said Italy’s domestic olive oil supply will be fully depleted by April 2019.

The cause is two fold.  First is a bacteria, Xylella bacteria, that has effected millions of olive trees across the r...

March 2, 2019

If this headline isn't enough to convince you eating trends and fad diets don't work... let us break it down.

'Keto crotch' refers to a vaginal odor being reported on Reddit by women on the Keto diet - a high fat, low carb diet - also known as the latest food trend....

February 4, 2019

While not every country celebrates Valentine's Day like we do in North America, these countries have sweet traditions of their own. 

South Korea

The tables turn in this country! On Valentine's Day it's the woman's responsibility to show their affection! Women shower thei...

January 24, 2019

This comforting soup comes from the kitchen of decorated chef, Ted Fondulas. This recipe was a favourite at Ted's former groundbreaking New England restaurant, Hemingway's. He's known throughout the culinary world for being a trailblazer in farm-to-table dining, is the...

January 24, 2019

Cooking for one is every single person's dread. The effort, oh the effort! But these tips will help making cooking for one fun!

December 8, 2018

Hosting a dinner party this holiday? Start your meal with an appetizer that's simple but impressive! Here are Chef Paola Martinenghi's two ideas for some holiday cheer.  Just add sparkling wine, and call it a fun night. 

Parmigiano Reggiano Mortadella Salad Bowls


November 22, 2018

Restaurants throughout the world have banned together to help rebuild Genoa - and eat Pesto Pasta!  

The tragedy that effected Genoa in August was devastating. The Italian restaurant community has come together to raise money to help rebuild the community after the...

October 28, 2018

Perfect for a cozy Sunday supper.  This recipe comes from the kitchen of Chef Paola Martinenghi. Want to learn more delicious recipes?  Just video conference her into your kitchen for a private 1:1 cooking class!

Italian Beef & Vegetables with Parmigiano Reggi...

October 23, 2018

Asian cuisine is some of the hottest out there, with food-lovers seeking out once unknown countries and dishes for the first time... If you haven't explored the foods of Singapore, you're missing out. In the words of the late Anthony Bourdain "if you're looking for pou...

September 20, 2018

This appetizer is packed with ooey, gooey goodness and will impress any guest at your next dinner party, holiday dinner or just enjoy on your own!  This recipe comes from the kitchen of Chef Paola Martinenghi, based in a small village in the North of Italy, Vergiate....

September 20, 2018

There is so much history and unique nuances to Japanese cuisine and we don't want you to miss out on them! So take the leap and go beyond sushi!


Eating fish heads not your thing? Well maybe that will change with this snack! Taiyaki is a typical street vendor snac...

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