All Seasons · Life in Umbria · Meat Dishes · Recipes

Balsamic and sage chicken scaloppine

  What a wonderful and different springtime I have had this year! I am back from the most exciting book tour in the US where I have visited old and new friends and presented my cookbook at 4 different locations.  Also, I have taken with me a little bit of Umbria: a hand-woven cloth by…… Continue reading Balsamic and sage chicken scaloppine

Appetizers · Summer · Vegetables

peperoni all’aceto balsamico

BALSAMIC GLAZED BELL PEPPERS  More glorious summer colors and Mediterranean flavors here. Make sure to use large, thick fleshed, fresh peppers, yellow or red as the green ones are not sweet enough. Capers are the edible buds of  a hardy bush which grows on walls and rocky soils in the  Aeolian islands, near Sicily. If…… Continue reading peperoni all’aceto balsamico

All Seasons · Recipes · Vegetables

warm bean and tomato salad

Ancient Romans, rich or poor, were quite fond of beans, especially chickpeas and consumed them frequently dressed in olive oil. Rucola – also called rocket or arugula – as become mainstream only since a couple of decades but it has actually been foraged as an edible herb for many centuries. It’s spicy bitterness it’s prefect…… Continue reading warm bean and tomato salad