When it gets so hot that I can’t bother to turn on the stove or the oven, nothing says summer like gazpacho. This recipe is simple, nutritious, and oh so refreshing. There are only a handful of ingredients, so use the highest quality possible, especially the olive oil!
This herby lemony potato salad is rich, layered, and satisfying. It’s sure to be a show stopper of any Fourth of July BBQ!
The Torta di Pasqua Umbra is a traditional recipe from Umbria. In every family there is somebody, young or old, male or female, that will make sure to bake enough of them for the Easter breakfast for you, the relatives and the neighbour.s It’s a rich and tasty cheese bread that goes well with all
Ah January and February in Italy. It’s cold. It’s gray. It’s rainy and snowy, and what makes me happy? Well, other than a fire going all day long? SOUP. On repeat. This isn’t just soup season; it’s High Soup Season. I want to feel cozy, and nothing gives me that sensation quite like a savory,
Amanda’s take on James Beard’s Persimmon Bread Yes, I know. I didn’t write that title without weight. Who the hell am I to re-write the recipe of a master?! Well, I don’t claim to be a chef, and I’m certainly no James Beard, but listen to me when I tell you that I made this
This recipe packs a lot of flavor and will hit your palate with an unforgettable richness. Pasta alla Norma is the perfect late summer dish, when eggplants are at their peak.
In the next installation of our Summer Recipe Series, I’m taking a trip down memory lane. When I was a child, we ate quick pickles throughout the summer. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s super simple. No special equipment or sterilization required!
Panzanella is a centuries-old recipe that dates back to the Middle Ages. It’s the perfect combination of fresh, crisp summer vegetables, tangy vinegar, and herbaceous, grassy olive oil. It was so beloved that it was enshrined by the Florentine Renaissance painter Agnolo di Cosimo’s poem ” Il lode delle cipolle,” or “An ode to onions.”
What to do when there’s more basil than you know what to do with? Pesto, obviously! It’s one of the best summer recipes out there. Here, we’re making it, Ligurian style, just like Nonna Lidia did in the first episode of Samin Nosrat’s Netflix series, “Salt Fat Acid Heat.” I was a little behind the eight ball in
Spring is for artichokes One of the aspects of Italian cuisine which I truly love is seasonal eating. Yes, we live in a world where one can find whatever their heart desires at any time of year. However, in this country, there remains an emphasis on seasonality. When I think of summer, I think of
What is Wild Asparagus? It’s nature’s bounty, and it’s just like it sounds – asparagus that grows wild. No tilling, planting, or watering required! Wild asparagus (asparagi selvatici in Italian) is a perennial flowering plant, and the early shoots are what we use as a spring vegetable. In this post we’re going to discuss foraging
If there’s one thing I’ve noticed since we started producing extra virgin olive oil, it’s that many of us are limited in our ideas of how to use high-quality olive oil. The first thing we think of is cooking and drizzling, but there is so much more. In this post, we’re going to talk about
It’s soup season, and there’s nothing like an earthy legume soup to warm you up on a cold day. We’re big fans of lentils around here, as there is no shortage of them in Umbria. Two types that hail from this region are highly favored by chefs worldwide: Castelluccio lentils and black lentils. Black lentils
Porchetta is a traditional street food with an old history. It comes primarily from the central part of Italy. Every town here in Umbria has its secret recipe, and every recipe has its cult followers. Opinions are strong, and comparisons among partisans are sometimes harsh. There’s even a local festival here in Umbria called “Porchettiamo,”