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

balsamic glazed peppers with capers and basil

These peppers have the  glorious summer colors and fragrance of the Mediterranean. Make sure to use large, thick fleshed, fresh peppers, yellow or red. The green ones are not sweet enough for this recipe. Capers are the edible buds of  a hardy bush which grows on walls and rocky soils in the  Aeolian islands, near…… Continue reading balsamic glazed peppers with capers and basil