Fall · Preserves and Infusions · Recipes · Winter

how to make pickled squash and other holiday edible gifts

I know it might seem a bit odd to publish a pickle recipe at a time of the year when everyone else is busy with cookies and panettone. But – thanks to generous friends – I have been so pumpkin and squash-rich recently, that I had to develop new ideas. After making squash soup, pumpkin…… Continue reading how to make pickled squash and other holiday edible gifts

Fall · Recipes · Winter

how to cook artisan polenta (with sausages)

Quick? Did I say quick? No, I didn’t. I do however say divine, comforting, luscious, creamy, heart warming. Making a good polenta is a bit like making love. Slow and careful is generally better than plasticky and prepackaged. Tubes are for losers. I mean, polenta tubes. I hate them, they taste like soap. I do…… Continue reading how to cook artisan polenta (with sausages)

Preserves and Infusions · Recipes · Winter

chunky Italian-style sweet orange marmalade

I have made a scientific study of making marmalade with sweet oranges. Bid deal – you will say – the whole world makes marmalade! Indeed, but the “famous” British-style marmalade is made with bitter oranges. However, there are no bitter oranges in rural Umbria. We grow no oranges at all actually, it’s too cold. Try…… Continue reading chunky Italian-style sweet orange marmalade

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chicken alla cacciatore a.k.a hunter style “in bianco”

I spent my youth in a huge house overlooking my hometown Perugia. My parents where civil servants and in their free time took care of the large garden, the olive trees and the pets. To be precise, my father took care of breeding the pets and my mother fought against the proliferation of pets. We…… Continue reading chicken alla cacciatore a.k.a hunter style “in bianco”