Felice anno nuovo! Happy New Year! If your family is anything like mine, the past two weeks have been filled with food, wine and plenty of feasting! On a cold evening between Christmas and New Year’s, my father had a spur-of-the-moment hankering for “polenta alla spianatora” (or “spianatoia,” a wooden pastry or dough-making board). My three […]
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Ciao! Back from a week in the Dominican Republic where I had limited WIFI access (a blessing and a curse). Although I’m glad to be home, I can’t help but prefer the balmy Caribbean climate to New York’s wintry chill. As such, I’m craving foods that are comforting, but not too heavy. This Polenta con […]
Michelle DiBenedetto-Capobianco is a corporate lawyer-turned-private chef in New York. Restless in her legal career, Michelle began to spend each summer at her family home overlooking the Majella (pronounced “mah-yel-lah”) mountain in the central Italian region of Abruzzo where she studied real Italian cooking with talented home cooks and culinary professionals. Michelle now organizes creative small group tours of Abruzzo for visitors from around the globe.
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