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.…… Continue reading Tuscan beef peposo stew
Porcini mushrooms and wine are made for each other. Pasta brings it all together, and the fresh pasta makes it a luxurious dinner. Make this for dinner tonight—even for one!
In net contrast to everything stated yesterday about sauce and Italians eating light meals, today we polished up a whole pan of glorious cannelloni al ragù. It was not a holiday, but we innkeepers must work throughout most of the occasions when others celebrate holidays. As a consequence we have to choose a grey, cold…… Continue reading beef and pork ragu’ sauce
PORCINI AND SWEET PEPPER SAUCE. This is a variation of the basic tomato sauce using the last good summer peppers and the first porcini available in the fall. Vegetables are added to the onion and slowly stewed for a long time like a creamy compote. Recipe One 400 gr. (12 ounces) can diced tomato 15…… Continue reading summer and fall pasta