pork saltimbocca with grapes

pork saltimbocca with guanciale and grapes

After a fairly wet spring and a blazing hot summer, Italian wine-makers have high expectations for their wines. Grape harvest is finished and wineries are enveloped in fermentation vapours. My friends who make wine have a big smile on their tired face. The crop was healthy and the wine is expected to be bold and beautiful, especially the reds. This might even have the potential … Continue reading pork saltimbocca with guanciale and grapes

pork saltimbocca in a Vinsanto sauce

The Italian word saltimbocca means “to jump in the mouth”. This is because the meat is cooked so quickly that it will be on your plate after only a couple of pirouettes in the pan. In order to be able to cook it with the so quickly you will need very thin meat. The result is melt-in-the-mouth parcels that make what must be the world’s … Continue reading pork saltimbocca in a Vinsanto sauce

quick thyme and lemon roasted beef

“RESTED” THYME AND GARLIC ROAST BEEF. This is definitely not a traditional Italian recipe. However, the resulting flavor is deeply Mediterranean without the effort of the slow cooking and basting endured by our mothers. The concept of the roast is that you must cook the meat briefly on high heat.  Then cover and let it rest in a draft free area of your kitchen. This … Continue reading quick thyme and lemon roasted beef