First, define Italian cheesecake. I always thought it was just another name for the ricotta pie, but I have heard it referred to as Sicilian cheesecake as well. Is there a difference between Italian and Sicilian cheesecake? Are there other variations on Italian cheesecake? And most importantly--where can I find them in this grand old city?
Nobody wants to be told that they have (or should, or need to) pay more for something. Especially when that something happens to be what gets them going every morning and sustains life after boring midafternoon meetings. But it's true, friends: The coffee market is changing, and we have to change with it. Here's why those precious beans will soon cost us all a bit more bread.
I believe very strongly in the restorative powers of warm whiskey and as such will not indulge in this cure for the common cold except when medically indicated. Which means I needed to come up with something else to drink when the air is cold but my body is well.
Fermentation is a fascinating thing. It's what gives a great pizza crust (and all yeast-leavened breads, for that matter) its light, airy structure and distinctive complex, slightly sour taste. But what's the best way to ferment dough? This week, I try to find out.