My trusted cappuccino biscotti recipe was adapted from a feature in the December 1992 Gourmet magazine. Of course, I’ve made it my own with tweaks over the years. This recipe brings together some of my favorite aphrodisiac spices with almond, chocolate and the energy-boosting aphrodisiac of espresso. And all of it is bundled up in […]
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About Annette Tomei
Annette Tomei is a chef, educator, writer, and cultural tourism consultant. She has a Master’s of Arts in Gastronomy and extensive education in wine and spirits including Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors. She is a classically trained chef and former restaurant owner. As a sought-after cooking instructor, she has created popular Port to Table cooking classes for Holland America and has contributed to several food books including Culinary Careers for Dummies. She currently works as a food, wine and spirits educator and consultant though her company, Wander, Eat and Tell. Learn more at http://wandereatandtell.com.
Entries by Annette Tomei
It is hard to believe a pile of pretty orange and white flowers can be transformed into a flavorful appetizer in a matter of minutes. If you’ve never made stuffed courgette flowers, also known as zucchini flowers, prepare to be amazed at how you can make a stunning vegetarian appetizer in a matter of minutes.
This hot cocktail is my new, Caribbean drink for cold winter nights. I like the idea of drinking something tropical in winter like this Jamaican rum hot toddy. And since this is a hot sorrel drink recipe, it’s also a great antidote for the cold.
If you want one autumn recipe to suit any occasion, this stunning turkey breast roll is it. This elegant yet easy stuffed turkey breast recipe is one I use for everything from a family meal to date night. Rolled turkey, also called a turkey roulade, is a great alternative to a whole, roasted turkey because […]
This recipe highlights all that is sexy about Thai food: the contrasts in texture, layers of aphrodisiac herbs and spices, and an abundance of coconut. This prawn Thai green curry will awaken your senses with the exotic flavors of Southeast Asia. Yet it’s surprisingly easy to make and it’s so much better than takeout.
My grandmother’s cooking was one of the highlights of my childhood. The aromas of the finest Mediterranean ingredients always swirled about her kitchen. One of my favorites was her olive salad, made with thickly sliced Greek, green olives.
In Flavors of the Sun, I found a book that I believe will satisfy any cook’s curiosity about Middle Eastern spices, whether you want an instruction manual, stories of adventure and flavor or recipes that will inspire you to experiment more with exotic ingredients. And I’ve tested this theory in the most recent season of […]
When it comes to seafood, shrimp is one of the most popular choices. But I’m putting a new spin on the shellfish with this Mediterranean shrimp recipe. A total departure from peel-and-eat, this shrimp dish features Middle Eastern spice and an unusual grain. I think you’ll love how this sensual seafood recipe captivates all of […]
This is a great bourbon cocktail for days when the temperatures start to rise. Chef Annette Tomei created this summery, layered bourbon lemon cocktail for us. It offers just the right balance of flavors and sensations to excite your palate and beat summer heat. (The ingredients include lemon sorbet!)