Osso Buco

A Milanese specialty that is always enjoyed in our household any time of the year,  “bone with a hole” as it is literally translated is basically veal shanks braised in white wine, broth, carrots, tomatoes and onions. An older version skips the tomatoes but adds cinnamon instead. Either way, this flavorful dish goes great with [...]

A Southern Birthday Dinner

Too many birthdays to celebrate in February.  And it’s always an excellent idea to combine them all into one evening of fantastic food and wonderful company!  A few weeks ago, we did just that courtesy of our friends Jim and Gretchen from Louisiana. Three birthdays were celebrated with a southern flair:  Trout Amandine, Melt-in-the-mouth grits [...]