Category Archives: peasant cooking

Stalking the Old Country

By Julia della Croce – a story teller, print & broadcast journalist and James Beard award-winning cookbook author and teacher. She lives on the west bank of the Hudson up river from New York City. Julia runs a cook school … Continue reading

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Posted in Anchovies, Apulia, Food travel, peasant cooking, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Real Italy, Southern Italy, Street Markets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Truths on Tartufata

“If I can’t have too many truffles, I’ll do without truffles.”  So is famously quoted of Colette (1873-1954) who also said: “Nothing ages a woman like living in the country”. Truffles have fascinated for centuries. The less we know, the … Continue reading

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Posted in Foraging, Hen's and Bantam's Eggs, Kitchen Equipment, Nonna's Cooking, peasant cooking, Real Italy, Risotto, Wild Funghi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Spring and the King’s Ramsons

To come across a mass of wild garlic is proof positive that Spring is with us. When you find some. there’ll be lots. This is no endangered species for sure. Like most wild plants it keeps only for an hour … Continue reading

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Posted in Alliums, Baccala, Basil, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Cheese, Chicken, DOP, Foraging, Ligurian, Nature, Parmigiano-Reggiano, peasant cooking, Perfect Eggs, Pesto alla Genovese, Pesto alla Genovese, Poulet Fermier, Real Italy, Wild Food, Wild Funghi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments