Fall has arrived and with it one of the fall fruits: chestnuts! In Tuscany and other Italian regions at this time of the year you can find Castagnaccio which is a sort of moisty pie made of chestnut flour, pine nuts and raisins. Inspired by this recipe I baked these cookies or biscotti which haveContinue reading “Fall flavours: biscotti al castagnaccio”
Time to harvest! In these past weeks most of the people living in countryside areas have been busy with olive picking. The press rooms of commercial mills were bustling with activity. We travelled to our favorite village in the Abruzzi and helped our neighbour with olive picking. Our children had a lot of fun cleaningContinue reading “New olive oil is ready!”
Every morning (Monday through Saturday) a fantastic food market in the very central Campo dei Fiori!
This morning it was raining hard over Rome so we decided to drive to the Roman Hills (Castelli Romani) to buy some good olive oil. Our olive oil supply bought in Tuscany last summer was at the end: I had been trying desperately to squeeze the last few drops from the bottle last night butContinue reading “Olive oil”
This is the best time of the year for eating the Roman artichokes that we call carciofi romaneschi. This is a local quality that grows in the Roman countryside and all the Lazio region. From february to the end of april the artichoke fairs flourish in all the area. Just take a stroll in oneContinue reading “Roman artichokes”