Better Homes & Gardens August 2012

 Earlier in 2012 I was contacted by an editor for Better Homes & Gardens magazine who asked if I’d be interested in being in their 2012 Special Edition Ultimate Italian magazine.

I am very happy how well my piece turned out and how great Better Homes & Gardens made my recipes look. It really is a great publication packed full of wonderful Italian recipes and I’m thrilled to be part of it. You can see a sneak peek below of the pages I’m in, including my interview and recipes, but you’ll have to buy the magazine to read the text. It is a good investment though, packed full of Italian recipes, and I’m not saying that just because I’m in it, promise!

Naples Daily News March 2013

I was asked to contribute one of my favorite recipes by our local newspaper, The Naples Daily News, for an ongoing special they were running about local cooks. I had a photographer come out to my house to watch me prepare the recipe and take photos along the way back in December. The photographer was David Albers, and as well as making it a very enjoyable experience, he also was kind enough to share some food photography and lighting tips with me.

For this article I chose my Pasta alla Norcia recipe because it is a recipe from Umbria, and because I added a little of my own twist to it resulting in an easy recipe that has become a family favorite in my house.

The article came out on Wednesday, and although it was a little odd to see myself on the front page (of the Neapolitan section), I was happy to share my recipe and talk about my two recipe blogs and farmhouse Il Casale di Mele. You can read the entire article online at My Very Best: Home cook loves Italian cooking. Thanks Sheila Mesulam & David Albers!

Deborah Mele