A Gilda in Italia: Acqua Cotta

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The next three photos are of acqua cotta, a perfect example of simple Tuscan fare. It's a summer soup made from sun-ripened tomatoes, onions, celery, basil and parsley. At the end, eggs are broken into the skillet. It is served in a bowl over a slice of old bread, and extra virgin olive oil is drizzled on top.     … [Read more...]

A Gilda in Italia: Prosciutto e Fichi

Trees dripping ripe figs are everywhere!

In Florence, trees dripping ripe figs are everywhere I look! Needless to say, I brake for figs! Their textured sweetness perfectly complements these gossamer shavings of prosciutto.         … [Read more...]