To Italy with Love (and You, Perhaps!)

“I must have been Italian in my past life, because I love all things Italian. Not just my morning cappuccino or hand-rolled silky pasta, but the quirky music of the accordion, Enrico Caruso, the lilting voice of the waitress as she says, “Allora!” and the landscape from the heel to the top of the boot. The rest of America must be as smitten, because so many Italian dishes have become staples here. What pantry doesn’t have pasta of different sizes and shapes and a bottle or two of marinara? But it doesn’t stop there. There’s polenta and risotto, and other sauces like Bolognese and vodka…” And ever so much more! This is from the introduction to the “Magic and Pasta” […]

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Say “Cheese,” Please

  Who would have thought when I first published Artisan Vegan Life that I would be starting an artisan vegan cheese company? Well, some of you may have, but that was the last thought on my mind. But that’s exactly what happened. I know that the picture is a bit blurry, but we were certainly clearheaded as we hung the banner in front of our soon-to-be vegan cheese shop. The retail store in Fairfax, California won’t be open for some months, but here’s the good news now: production is in full swing, and online sales HAVE JUST STARTED!!! What am I talking about? I mean Double Cream Chive, French Style Winter Truffle, Aged English Smoked Farmhouse, and more (in fact, […]

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