Think of Italian food as date food? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Ah yes, spaghetti and meatballs, that steaming hot Italian classic, featuring mountains of perfectly cooked spaghetti, generously splashed with creamy, rich, fruity and spicy tomato sauce, topped with countless giant spicy meatballs then covered in a generous snowfall of the best...

It's Venison season here in the North and that's a pretty good thing. I took many years discovering my love for venison, but now that it's been located, I simply love finding new and creative ways of using the distinctly flavored meat of local game. Sometimes with a little help from unexpected places, such as my...