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Lazy Basil Eggplant Sformato

I remember being on a plane a long time ago, probably on my way to a conference or other project abroad. The gentlemen on my left side was flying somewhere to embark on a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway, the legendary train line which is connecting Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916. He was alone, a…… Continue reading Lazy Basil Eggplant Sformato

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

Recipes · Summer · Vegetables

bandiera, an Italian vegetable stir fry

This is my mum’s version of the Provençal ratatouille. A dish like this one – basically a stew of summer vegetables – must exist all around the Mediterranean.  Because of its vibrant colors, in Umbria it’s called “bandiera” meaning “flag” . In Basilicata it’s known as ciambotta or cianfotta. It’s a close relative of the…… Continue reading bandiera, an Italian vegetable stir fry