If you missed it.. today was designated National Coffee Day and in honor of that, here is one of my favorite simple but authentic recipe for a traditional coffee drink from Genoa known as panera.
1/2 cup ground coffee
8 cups cream
1 3/4 cup sugar
Place cream in saucepan, add in ground coffee and stir over low heat until mixture is just about to boil Right before mixture begins to boil, stir in sugar. stir constantly with wooden spoon till sugar is melted. Remove from heat and let cool
When mixture has cooled, filter through cheesecloth a nd place in ice cube trays. When mixture is soft frozen, remove from freezer and blend in food processor. Pour back in ice trays, freeze again. When hard frozen, place in food processor and serve.
And if you happen to be in Salt Lake City Utah this weekend, get over to the Utah Humanities Festival I will be doing my first presentation/book singing for my newest release The Basic Art of Italian Cooking DaVinci Style the book that follows Leonardo Da VInci on his travels to what are now hot foodie spots and recipes from those very places that emphasize the art of simplicity. This event will be at 2 PM at the Salt Lake City Library’s Main auditorium and at 5 PM at Tony Caputo’s Market in downtown Salt Lake City.
Other Appearances and Book signings
*Oct 21-23 Suburban Home Show , at the Greater Philadelphia Convention Center Oaks Pennsylvania.On stage cooking demos on Friday at 1:30, Sat and .Sunday at 1: 30 and 4:30 PM. Join me for my book signing, on stage cooking demos of recipes from the book and see pieces from the Fiesta Dinnerware collection and bakeware in it’s 75th anniversary color-Marigold.
*May 3, 2012 Join me in Italy for an all inclusive luxury Mediterranean cruise with stops in Tuscany, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, visit a vineyard in Sicily,Monte Carlo, Montenegro and Corfu. Join me for onboard culinary demos and dinners