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

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