Category Food Finds
What do you get when you combine 3 different varieties of squash with butter and cheese? A winter squash gratin that tempts you to eat it all alone….not. share. one. single. bite…….But I digress. Here’s the scoop. My blogger friend, Marie, over at Proud Italian Cook blog, posted this recipe for Butternut, Delicata, and Acorn Squash Gratin […]
First off – let me state a fact: If you can’t find something from Conti Tuscany Flavours (here’s their Facebook Page) to pack in your suitcase by which to remember Florence, Italy…well my dears, there is no shopping hope for you! I’m just saying…bring on the bubble wrap and let’s go browsing! Located close to Mercato Centrale (home of the Conti […]
Fresh, local, seasonal…..words we hear a lot in the US lately. In Italy, these are words that are not new to them – this is how they shop, eat, and enjoy healthy meals. Let’s walk around the market and decide what will tempt us today…. How about some sliced meats, if we are feeling like […]
With nearly perfect weather, Spring vegetables on the menu, and festivals galore, what’s not to love about Lucca, Italy? Let’s take a walk around town to enjoy the views. How about lunch at gli Orti di Via Elisa? Spring Vegetable Soup for one, please. After a walk around the wall….. …..with a view of the […]
Join us for lunch, won’t you? After visiting the Museo Piaggio in Pontedera, Italy, we followed our noses down the street. Our noses took us to Ci Ritorno, a pizzeria and griglieria. Fabulous luck for us, as we relaxed with the locals and took our seats. Here is a look at one cute way to […]
What’s on the menu at Rusticanella 2 in Lucca, Italy, one of our favorite places to eat dinner? Lots of fun, that’s for sure! We met a really nice couple from Colorado there, (Richard and Susan) and introduced them to bistecca. How’s THIS for a tasty little hunk of dinner love?
Last visit to Italy, we bought some “farina di ceci” – better known to you and I as chickpea flour. Used in Pisa and Lucca to make “cecina” (chickpea flatbread), very simple ingredients are mixed together to make a flatbread. It is baked on a pizza pan, and turned into a snack that is perfect as […]
To enjoy eating in Italy is one thing – learning to actually COOK the dishes, then creating them once home is yet ANOTHER thing. An annual adventure at the International Academy of Italian Cuisine in Lucca, Italy is always a welcome delight. Chef Gianluca Pardini and his team have put together a world class “scuola […]
It was our lucky day as we stumbled upon Fulat in Pisa, Italy. Located on Lungarno Mediceo 46, Fulat is comprised of a one room store and bar. The owner has created an intimate environment for enjoying a glass of wine, a Panini, or a local craft beer. While you are there, shop a little and […]
Homemade Orecchiette . Tasty. Filling. Flexible. Looks simple enough, right? For this pro anyway! Chef Peppino makes it look easy as he demonstrates his craft at Tratorria La Luna Piena in Milan, Italy. Rolling Cutting Shaping Voila! Then serving. Can’t wait to dive in!