Corzetti

A while back Adri Barr Crocetti was blogging about making Corzetti, a pasta shape that has been made since the middle ages. Well…once I clapped eyes on those beautiful disks of pasta imprinted with designs that reminded me of ancient coins, I just knew I “needed” to make them! Here’s the thing…Corzetti stamps are a … Continue reading Corzetti

Lunch In Firenze

On our second morning in Florence a few years ago, we visited the Mercato Centrale, a totally amazing place. We were amazed at the fabulous fruits and veggies available; it’s a cooks heaven! The selection of fish, meats, fresh pastas and breads was outstanding. There was a stall devoted to nothing but selling offal! I thought the Mercato made … Continue reading Lunch In Firenze

Farewell to Firenze

Our fourth trip to Italy included Rome and Tuscany.  Tuscany was a bit poignant for us. We spent our first two weeks in Rome and were thrilled to be heading back to Tuscany where we had rented an apartment in Panzano in Chianti for two weeks but we also knew that it was unlikely we would return to this part of Italy again only because there are other … Continue reading Farewell to Firenze

Artimino

Barbara Fairchild, former editor of Bon Appetit Magazine, wrote an editorial about summer eating and an appetizer she enjoyed when she was at Ristorante Da Delfina “her favorite place on the planet”. When I read that I thought wow, us too! I sent her an email telling her so and said that we had lunch there the  previous … Continue reading Artimino