Gluten-free Garlic Olive Bread

Fresh basil, garlic, olives and Parmesan cheese create a crispy and Mediterranean flavored gluten-free quick bread

Brief history of aperitivo and delicious gluten-free cheddar cheese crackers

The term aperitivo originates from the Latin word apertitiuvum indicating ‘opener.’ In France, it is pronounced aperitif (a-pear-i-TEEF), and in Italy, aperitivo (a-pear-a-TEE-vo). Aperitivo is an alcoholic drink taken as an appetizer before a meal to stimulate the appetite. The habit of taking an aperitivo in the evening before a meal became an enormously  popular one in a…

Gnocchi della nonna, gluten-free

My mother’s mother’s name was Edwige – pronounced EdvEEjay – which was quite an unusual name for a northern Italian child born at the start of the 20th Century. But there you have it: she came from a working class family of five children. My Nonna ‘Vige did not particularly like to cook. The main reason…