Archive for June, 2009

Murano Glass or Sugar?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

This shoot with Fulvia Sensani from the Venetian Cooking School was very special. If you’ve been to Venice, you know about their famous Murano glass with beautiful colors and shapes. She creates a sugar bowl with caramelized dried fruits that look like little stones. It was fascinating to watch the liquid turn into a bowl! And then as she was unmolding the form, the gondolas passed on the canal below and we were serenaded.  It was a complete Venetian experience! Enjoy the video!,venetian-glass-candy-bowl-and-fruit.html

Great Tips on Making a Roux and Creamy Almond Soup

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Anne Nicholls, owner of the Bonne Bouche School of Cookery in Devon, UK, gives handy tips on making a roux.  She’s preparing a creamy Almond Soup which is very rich and tasty. Anne has great tips and a wonderful sense of humor that you’ll see in the How to Chop an Onion Without Crying video. Meanwhile, enjoy this lesson and you’ll get your roux right every time.,creamy-almond-soup.html

Perfect Ravioli – Pasta Part 3

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The Perfect Ravioli is simple and oh so tasty. Ravioli de Magro con Ricotta and Spinach is Fulvia Sensani’s version topped with parmesan cheese. Serve with a salad and it’s a healthy and light meal. If you missed the Perfect Pasta Video you’ll find it on the for instructions. Here’s the link for the ravioli video and enjoy!,perfect-ravioli-pasta-part-3.html

Perfect Tagliatelle with Fulvia Sensani – Part 2

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Fulvia Sensani, a former chemist and owner of the Venetian Cooking School,  uses this knowledge to make perfect pasta every time. In this video, Part 2 of the Pasta Series, she gives tips on olive oil, making a fast tomato sauce and creates a tasty Tagliatelle con Salsa Pomodoro,perfect-tagliatelle-with-tomato-sauce-pasta-part-2.html

Deer Penis Wine – The Natural Aphrodisiac

Friday, June 5th, 2009

This video is the last segment from the Imperial Herbal Restaurant in Singapore. Between the ants, scorpions and yin yang foods to finish with this wine was a complete surprise. What fun!,deer-penis-wine-the-natural-aphrodisiac.html