A tribute to Fabrizia Lanza for having the foresight and creativity to manifest her ideas into projects that inspire. She’s a bit of a professoressa and loves to teach. Well studied and articulate she breaks things down into intellectual fractions that we can understand when it comes to why certain cheeses behave the way they do, the benefit of bread from ancient grains, the breakdown of tomato sauce into “estratto” and how to make marmalade from forgotten fruits. She literally Cooks The Farm. Here she sorts wild chamomile, pinching the dried flowers off the stems to store for winter tea. Don’t miss her doc “Amuri”, or her book Coming Home to Sicily. Now she draws and paints like a mad woman, turning her designs into tableware. Here’s a toast to her passion and sense of humor!…
Come with me to Sicily in September to the Aeolian Islands or back to the introterra next May when the wildflowers blanket the fields and the pistachios make their pods on the trees. Maybe a little bit of that inspiration will rub off on us. We can at least eat our weight in fresh ricotta…