Archive for the ‘Italian’ Category

Aromatic Ingredients for A Romantic Meal

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

This week I was craving the best pizza in the world, which happens to be from one of the restaurants I miss back in Los Angeles: Pitfire Pizza. Known as “the burrata pie,” this pizza has burrata cheese, tomato sauce, wild arugula, caramelized onion, hazelnut, and pesto drizzle. If you’re having trouble visualizing this, check this out. I had never tried burrata cheese until I went to Pitfire Pizza, but it is now one of my favorite cheeses (unfortunately it’s hard to find because it’s a fresh cheese). Made from a mixture of mozzarella and cream, burrata is solid on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. You can imagine how popular this cheese is with a name coming from “burro,” the Italian word for “butter.” (more…)


Like A Big Pizza Pie, That’s Amore!

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Now that the chaos of finals week is finally over, I am happy to be blogging about my food adventures again. I began my winter break with a quick and delicious pizza dinner prepared by my friend, Natasha, and her boyfriend, Mike. I have always seen the fresh, ready-to-bake pizza dough at Trader Joe’s but I have never been daring enough to make my own pizza with it as I’ve heard both good and bad things about it. Natasha and Mike have used TJ’s pizza dough multiple times now and have had nothing but success with it, so I would definitely recommend trying it. It’s something fun to make with a group of friends, too! (more…)


The Wiki Chicken Run: Quick Chicken Parmesan

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

I decided to switch up my usual blog post this week with a stop-motion video after I saw this video. If you like stop-motion videos, you should definitely check this one out (but check it out after you watch mine below so mine doesn’t seem so bad!). I attempted to mimic some of his ideas but, of course, mine definitely don’t measure up to his since this is the first time I have ever tried making one of these. All in all, I think my first stop-motion video actually turned out pretty well (especially since I didn’t have a tripod! I have to add that to my list of things to get). This was also the first time I made an entire music track in GarageBand, so I hope you enjoy the music in my video! On a side note, I wish YouTube videos had better quality images (mine always seem to look worse).

So why chicken parmesan for this week’s recipe? Well, quite frankly, I thought it would be fun to make a stop-motion film of it since there are a lot of different things going on in this recipe. (more…)