Everything starts in the kitchen, at least as far as we're concerned. Read on for local specialties, recipes, and tips that we've gathered from years of misadventures.
FIRE IT UP! GUANCIALE FRESCA
Summer is here, and especially in Italy that means finding new and creative ways to not have to use your oven so that you stand a chance of surviving the searing heat of the season. Plus, while Italy might not have the same tradition of grilling and barbecuing as the United States, there are still plenty of ways to get your cook on outside and make it a pretty spectacular event.
TRADITIONAL DISHES OF TUSCANIA
Our adopted home of Tuscania is about 80km north of Rome and 30km south of Tuscany, in an area known alternatively as Tuscia, Maremma, or that stuff you pass as you leave Rome to go to Florence. As such the culinary roots of the area are...
#TBT CIRCA 2013. LAMB PORCHETTA, RICOTTA, PEA GREENS, PICKLED ONION BLOSSOMS
With Easter coming up this weekend, we are looking back on a dish...
GINGER'S BIRTHDAY CAKE CIRCA.2016- BLACK FOREST ENTREMET
BLACK OLIVE PASTA DOUGH
I know, I know, it's another post about something that you'll probably think is gross. The heart. Because you're all...
YELLOW TOMATO GAZPACHO
I was really delighted and frankly surprised by all of the feedback that our post about...
#TBT SEARED SCALLOP CRUDO, MUSSEL VINAIGRETTE CIRCA.2012
SEGO, SOME TRUTHS ABOUT FOOD BLOGGING AND AN APOLOGY
The image above is of beef fat which, when rendered, becomes what we call...
#TBT GREEN OLIVE RISOTTO, TUNA CRUDO CIRCA.2010
TOMATO TARTAR / PAPPA AL POMODORO
PRESERVING TOMATOES PART 2: HOMEMADE KETCHUP
The origin of ketchup is actually incredibly fascinating and tells the story of immigration, ingenuity and the power of...
#TBT TUNA CRUDO CIRCA 2011
PANZEROTTI 2.0: NOW WITH MORE PANZA!
Panzerotti loosely translates to broken bellies, or...
TRIPPA ALLA ROMANA
TOUCHING A NERVETTI
I've cooked a lot of different meats in the confines of a kitchen. Much of it has been...
MAZZETTO ODOROSO AL LIMONE (LEMON BOUQUET GARNI)
PANZEROTTI - FRIED RAVIOLI, BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT.
I don't know if it's the blinding heat or what, but something about...
HONEY, I SHRUNK THE CROSTATA
LEMON VERBENA: MY SUMMER FLING
Here in Italy we are in the midst of a particularly steamy heat wave, so one of the things I've tried to do...
#TBT PINENUT MILK PANNA COTTA (DAIRY FREE)
GOATS MILK RICOTTA TORTELLINI, TOMATO CONSOME, BASIL
#TBT RICOTTA GNOCCHI, COTECHINO RAGU CIRCA. 2011
THE EVERYTHING SCONE
#TBT GINGERS BIRTHDAY DINNER CIRCA. 2013
YOU'VE GOT ME FEELING EMULSIONS
I know that you've all had those sleepless nights where you looked at the ceiling and thought to yourself...
LEMON MERINGUE 2.0 (POPPY SEEDS)
I missed my opportunity the last time I made lemon meringues but this time I vowed...
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
I know, I know. You're a little but tired of all of those fussy dishes with flower petals strewn about that are supposed to...
While it's great to be able to experiment with different methods and techniques in..
I do like a good meringue, Ginger not so much. But hey, we can't agree on...
Following on from Gingers great article the other day "All Scones Lead to Rome" i give you..
ALL ROADS LEAD TO SCONES
All Scones Lead to Rome....