This dip is a refreshing change from the traditional dips you see at parties. The crisp green onions in combination with the olives and tomatoes is very reflective of the Greek salad served here in our local Greek pizza place. Serve with saltine crackers. It's always the first to go at our parties.
This carpaccio has it all: buttery beef tenderloin, fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano, arugula, and just the right mustard-lemon tang in the dressing. What could be more romantic than a meat-heart for your sweetheart?
This marvelous sauce is the reason you grow your own tomatoes. Dice a few and add minced garlic, fresh basil and the best quality olive oil you can buy. Let the heady mixture rest at room temperature for a few hours, then toss with hot pasta.
These elegant packets look complicated, yet are quite simple to prepare. A seasoned salmon fillet is placed onto asparagus spears and wrapped in parchment paper using a French cooking method known as 'en papillote'. For maximum effect, snip the packets open at the dinner table, so the diner is presented with the wonderful, concentrated aromas! Serve with rice or fingerling potatoes.