A farmer, a chef and a winemaker.: Convivium to be together

A farmer, a chef and a winemaker.: Convivium to be togheter: L'idea e' semplice , cercare con accurata conoscenza il prodotto e la provenienza,dopo di che con auculata professionalita' tr...

Convivium to be together

L'idea e' semplice , cercare con accurata conoscenza il prodotto e la provenienza,dopo di che con oculata professionalita' trasmomare la materia prima in un piatto appariscente e gustosissimo al palato.Fatto questo tutta l'attenzione va' riversata su i conviviali. Sembra faciele ma il piu' delle volte non lo e'. Oggi si vive in un mondo competitivo ...

OC Register Praises Chef Massimo & His Delicious Broths!

A great thank you to Cathy Thomas at the OC Register for the wonderful article. To enhance your culinary adventures at home, the Mediterranean and Aromatic broths featured in this article are now for sale at Onotria. Come pick up these delicious broths in two sizes; 32 oz. ($12) and 64 oz ($24). To read the article in its entirety, click the link!  ...

Orange County Farmers Market

SHealthy, fun morning out at the Orange County Farmers Market. As is documented, I am a big supporter of farmers markets...for many reasons! They are fun for families, you can exercise all of your senses, and they are a great way to support your local economies. I was invited to celebrate the Orange County Farmers Markets 20th Anniversary, and participate in a chef cook-off.   S ...

Recipes For Life: Part 1

Eating and drinking sometimes becomes much more complicated than it needs to be.          We tap into so much bs and it is very difficult to distinguish between facts and fantasy. As a chef we always try to make foods that are interesting, exciting and somehow eloquent the visual and the palate. But sometimes that requires items that are not necessary good for ...

Freedom and a Passion for Living

Let's talk about something that is almost sacrosanct and untouchable. Let's talk about the industry tyranny and the mental slavery rather than what is supposed to be freedom. The freedom in life as the Greek design as democracy . the freedom to decide our own failures our own success. the resistance of trying to impose on other peoples our desires and our wishes and the tyranny of an ...