Lamb Stew With Cannellini Beans

They say that everyone leaves a digital footprint. Not so. A few years ago I posted my Lamb Stew with Cannellini beans (Stufato di agnello con fagioli canellini) recipe. But with changes to both my blog and website over the years, it got lost. Gone. Disappeared. Along with a several others of my favorite recipes. When the web person explained to me what happened, I nodded my head. And then instead of crying, which is exactly what I felt like […]

Florentine Steak (Bistecca alla Fiorentina)

I don’t grill. I hate fire. I hate flames. I shop, prepare, cook, serve and pour the wine but I don’t grill. (I also hate cleaning up – did I mention that?) My husband Peter grills and actually has developed quite the reputation for his fine grilling skills. Nevertheless, I hover next to him over the grill making sure he takes the food off at the exact time I think the meat is done. And I must do a great job […]

Pork Loin in Pastry Crust

Maiale in Crosta – Pork Loin in Pastry Crust

I’ll be honest – I always keep a nice pork loin in my freezer! I find it is very versatile, and in my little cookery experience, I’ve made it several different ways. But my favorite and especially for my husband Manuele is Maiale in Crosta/ Pork Loin in Pastry Crust. This recipe, adapted from Benedetta Parodi, is one of the first recipes I cooked after I got married a few years ago. Benedetta Parodi is a very popular Italian journalist, cookbook author and she has […]