Figs caramelized in a spiced wine syrup

Figs preserved in spiced wine syrup

Sometime I wish to have a year that is entirely made of September. This is especially true after the record high temperature of this past summer. However this month is always my favorite as our home is lively with guests who come to visit us from all corners of the world. Most often than not, they spend some time in our kitchen and we always, … Continue reading Figs preserved in spiced wine syrup

mushroom and truffle ravioli

Now it’s time to start writing about food again. This is one of those recipe I make during cooking classes when we want to explore how to transform simple ingredients into a sumptuous meal. Admittedly truffle is not “simple” but you might still have a jar from your holidays in Umbria or Tuscany. If not, omit and the results will be delightful nevertheless. Continue reading mushroom and truffle ravioli

Tuscan beef peposo stew

This is a guest blog post from my dear friend Gloria, an eclectic, ironic and multi-talented  Tuscan. She is a linguist pursuing an academic career, runs a popular travel blog, a couple of holiday rentals, collaborates to all sort of other projects I’ve lost track of, and she is – of course – an excellent cook.   I have tasted and loved this hearty stew at … Continue reading Tuscan beef peposo stew

the red wine risotto and how life changes in one day

There are days that change your life. Have you ever wondered why so much of our lives is spent waiting for a situation to change? Those days you wait so long for, they finally happen. This – in one or another way – is often a relief. In fact, for a few minutes, even hours if you are lucky, you don’t hang over the unknown. … Continue reading the red wine risotto and how life changes in one day