All Seasons · Appetizers · Recipes · Vegetables

roasted rosemary mushroom parcels

After having been involved with teaching and thinking about food for over than 10 years, I am completely convinced  that the art of Italian cooking is to extract flavor from food rather than adding flavor through elaboration. This is the ultimate discovery of modern Italian cuisine. Not the foams, not the rare ingredients, not the…… Continue reading roasted rosemary mushroom parcels

Appetizers · Bread, Pizza and Focaccia · Fall · Recipes · Vegetables · Winter

savory cauliflower crostata

Does cauliflower count for detox? That’s what we are supposed to do for at least one week in January, isn’t it? Have you done the salad treatment and figured it’s bad for you since there’s a foot of snow outside? It’s too cold for self-inflicted punishment. I am so glad is not bikini time yet.…… Continue reading savory cauliflower crostata

Appetizers · Recipes · Summer · Vegetables

roasted eggplant ricotta dip with fresh zucchini salad

Eggplant. It’s been good to have you through this cruel summer, the hottest and dryest in decades. Sweet, firm, smooth, full of the flavor of Arabian nights. We did a lot of nice things together, hot things. But now it’s over. This is the last time. In a short while you will be spongy, seedy…… Continue reading roasted eggplant ricotta dip with fresh zucchini salad

Recipes · Summer · Vegetables

grilled lemon-and-garlic marinated eggplants

I think nobody who doesn’t know me already is ever going to find this recipe. There’s 1 million and 970 thousand hits for “grilled eggplants” on Google. With more than 2 million people out there who can grill eggplants this is probably going to be slightly redundant. The thing is, I did not grow up…… Continue reading grilled lemon-and-garlic marinated eggplants