Fava beans. A common sight on Florentine tables in May eaten with pecorino cheese, and in this recipe with fellow spring vegetables of artichokes and peas. [Read more…]
Peggy inroduces a group of travelers to the island of Elba and to Luciano Casini, actor, character and the owner of alleyway restaurant Il Chiasso.
We begin at ‘La Cucina al Focolare’ in the Florentine hills, where Chef Piero still drives the mothership even more skillfully after 20 years. We’ll settle into the Chianti countryside, taste and cook the same rich, extra-virgin olive oil-based traditional Tuscan dishes from our wood fired ovens. [Read more…]
Luciano Casini’s aunt Lia and me. Elba 2005