Antipasta dal Mercato Roasted Market Vegetables (serves 4-6) 1 small eggplant, cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices 1 small zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices 2 Plum tomatoes, quartered lengthwise 1/2 medium head fennel, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices 1 medium carrot, cut diagonally into 1/4 inch slices 1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, cleaned and […]


Bruschetta Bruschetta Serves 4 If you don’t have a lot of fresh herbs, you can just use additional basil here; but the more herbs, the better. Ingredients 1 pound plum tomatoes, cored and quartered ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed 1 scallion, sliced ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes […]

Calamari Ripieni Stuffed Squid Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 medium potatoes 2 slices Tuscan bread, crusts removed, soaked in water and squeezed dry (about 1 cup) 1 small red onion, sliced thin 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound raw cleaned squid, a third of it tentacles Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste 6 […]

Carpaccio di Tonno Tuna Carpaccio Serves 4 Ingredients: ½ pound sushi-quality tuna (4 pieces, 2 ounces each) 10 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 2 cups washed mixed salad greens Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions (or fresh chives) 4 fresh […]

Condimento del Pontormo Pontormo Dressing This dressing can be used for any salad. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon red wine ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil Procedure: In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegars and the wine. Whisk in […]

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