Chianti Drunken Spaghetti is one of the many traditional recipes of the Cucina Povera in Italy. The uniqueness of this dish is the addition of red wine twice to the spaghetti. Not only is the wine added in the sauce, wine is also added to the pasta boiling water. Taste can vary depending on the type of red wine used. I use a full-bodied Chianti or San Giovese wine. Use a wine which has a full taste and a...
Imagine strolling along in Paris, finding a small bistro and enjoying eating outdoor. This recipe is a light and refined dish you could enjoy in a bistro. The combination of mustard and rose balsamic vinaigrette compliments the roasted chicken and vegetables. Make extra vinaigrette, and refrigerate to use on other dishes. Chef Wecker
Shish means “skewer” in Arabic. Shish kebab is a typical Arabic preparation in which the meat (excluding pork) is marinated with spices and then skewered to be cooked on a spit or on the embers. As with many traditional dishes, each region and even family will have their own spin. The secret to a delicious shish kebab is always in the marinade. Chef Alba
Spetsofai is a rustic Greek dish made with country sausages, colorful bell peppers, onions, tomato sauce, and paprika. This dish should be served with crusty warm bread to scoop up the delicious sauce. Pairs well with red wine and a salty kefalotyri cheese or tangy feta on the side. Chef Alba
There are various theories related to the origin of this scrumptious dish. Some historians believe that biryani originated from Persia and was brought to India by the Mughals. Whatever the origin, this dish is addictive. Biryani is a celebration of all that is great about Indian food, the impressive aromas, the vibrant colors, the fluffy rice, and the exotic spices. Chef Ravi