Fritta è buona anche una ciabatta. It’s what Laurens always says whenever I debate frying something. His great-great grandmother used to say it and the saying went down many generations. It’s an old Tuscan saying which translates to ‘even a slipper is tasty when it’s fried’. (Ciabatta, the bread, is named after [...]
For a while I thought of pork chops as uninspired. I don’t know exactly when that changed, but it has. The last few months I’ve been buying (mostly boneless) pork chops quite regularly. I’ve grilled them, I’ve pan-fried them, both in butter and in oil, I’ve baked them. They’re quick and easy [...]
As a kid I thoroughly despised eggplant. I have no idea why. It was too spongey, too chewy for my liking. Or at least it was the way my mom made eggplant. What I recall from that time is her making eggplant boats. Stuffed with ground beef and the inside of the [...]
Risotto. I love the stuff. Creamy, lovely, perfectly al dente rice flavored with parmigiano cheese and whatever else you like. Not too heavy, not too many big ingredients – in texture as well as taste.
My favorite risotto has to be the yellow one, Risotto alla Milanese, but then again, that is [...]
It’s been a while since a food has really, truly amazed me. Sure, I eat enough food that’s good. I make enough food I really like. But amazement is something entirely different. The last time I experienced it, was at Tarantella. I just couldn’t stop tasting. [...]
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