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A Toast to Fabrizia Lanza

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 …

Peggy and the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School: Love at 1st sight

Repost from Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School, August 3, 2016 ~~~~~~ “Visiting Case Vecchie for the first time in 1998 was like coming home. The approach through the green rolling countryside left a deep impression, as some places in the world will do. Rural beauty softens the heart. There was …

Italy, in many ways, has taught me how to love

Italy, in many ways, has taught me to love. In Tuscany, I think of chefs like Fabio Picchi, who radiates an eccentricity and passion for everything he touches. Or Giorgio, my favorite farmer at the Sant’Ambrogio Market, cupping a fresh artichoke in his dirt-covered hands, bundling up a bouquet of …

Sicily: A Different Italy

In Sicily, one finds oneself in a different Italy; rough and wild with an untamed terrain. Upon entering the entroterra,  one senses that the past is stronger than the present. She begins to show her many-textured dress – woven by ancient influences of the Phoenicians, Greeks, Turks, and Africans, and …

Recipe: Creme of Fava Soup with Cumin, Mint, and Preserved Lemon

2 cups fava beans extra virgin olive oil 2 shallots, sliced thinly 1 small fennel bulb, sliced thinly 3 T yogurt 1/2 tsp cumin 1 lemon 1/4 preserved lemon (optional) salt to taste mint for garnish extra virgin olive oil Shell fava beans and drop them into boiling water for …