Escape Artists

Food and Wine


Lombardia ~ Italy’s Richest Region


Lombardia is considered Italy’s richest region.  Located in the northern part of the country, it is known for its beautiful lakes (Como, Maggiori and Garda), excellent food and wine, Milan for cutting edge fashion, as well as being the financial capital center of Italy.  Lombardia is also Details


Top Ten List of Italian Cookbooks

My Top Ten Italian cookbook list comes from 30 years of preparing Italian food for my family and friends, as well as for my former catering business (Pranzo).  I have more than 150 books in my cookbook library and at least 50 of them are Italian cookbooks which I rely upon to create authentic It Details


Pellegrino Artusi ~ Italian Recipe Collection

Pellegrino Artusi, is considered the ‘father of Italian cooking,’ and in the late 1800’s he published a collection of Italian recipes which he compiled during his travels in northern and central Italy.  With the help of home cooks throughout Italy, who pass their culinary secre Details


Food and Wine of Calabria

The food and wine of Calabria can be compared with that of California.  We both share similar climates, crops, and a passion for local, sustainable products.  Calabria is home to a large number of Italian Americans making this region perfect for those looking to discover their roots while exper Details


Recipe: Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

Sicilian Eggplant Caponata is a typical vegetable dish around southern Italy, most notably in the region of Sicily. But in times past, it was a fish dish served in the caupone, the taverns around Sicily’s ports, and consisted of squid, celery and eggplant. It was served with a sweet and sour sa Details


Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Oven Roasted Tomatoes can be prepared using any type of tomato and they’re an easy and delicious way to preserve your tomatoes for use during the whole year!  In the summer, we head over to my sistah’s garden and sample all her beautiful varieties like roma, yellow pears, early girl, san Details


Nadia’s Sicilian Tomato Sauce

This Sicilian Tomato Sauce recipe comes from one of our original Made-In-Italy Headliners, Nadia Campioni. When Nadia first told me how to make this sauce, I was sure that I wasn’t understanding her properly. This is not your typical spaghetti and meatball type of sauce, it acts like more of a Details

Top! Copyright © 2016. Escape Artists. All rights reserved.
Social Links: