CROSTINI CON PEPERONI Red and Yellow Bell – Pepper Toasts Serves 4 We had a lot of peppers in the garden one year and needed to use them up, so Mama and I came up with this recipe. Even though the normal topping for crostini is tomatoes, all our customers loved these and asked for […]

CROSTINI AL POMODORO CON ERBE AROMATICHE Tomato Toasts with Aromatic Herbs Serves 4 – 8 Ingredients: 2 large ripe tomatoes 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions ¼ teaspoon finely chopped garlic 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 2 teaspoons each finely chopped fresh basil, marjoram, dill, and chervil 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chives 2 teaspoons red […]

BUDINO DI CIOCCOLATO Tuscan Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding Serves 6 Ingredients: 4 egg yolks ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 package unflavored gelatin (2 teaspoons powdered gelatin) ¼ cup cold water 3 cups heavy cream ½ cup sifted unsweetened dark cocoa powder 1 teaspoon caramelized sugar (see Note) 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 1 cup […]

MAIALE CON PEPERONI Pork with Peppers Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 4 boneless center-cut pork chops, each 1 inch think 1 each red, yellow, and green bell peppers, halved and seeded 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed ½ […]

SPAGHETTI del BABBO Papa’s Spaghetti Serves 4 as an Appetizer My father’s specialty is grilling: beyond that the only two dishes he makes are Frittata di Cipolle and this pasta, which he invented. Babbo, in Tuscan dialect, means father. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped or crushed Pinch of crushed red […]