Spaghetti with Rustic Pasta Sauce

I was in Tuscany a few weeks ago. I had rented a house and instead of eating out every day, I actually cooked a few times. The local ingredients are so good it seemed like a shame not to do it. One evening I decided to use up a bunch of left over ingredients in […]


Tyler Florence’s Mushroom Risotto

This is a Tyler Florence recipe. I’ve tried a few of his recipes and they have been consistently good. This turned out pretty well too. I actually didn’t have any truffle oil so just went without and it was fine. I also made the lobster recipe that’s already on this blog and accompanied all with […]


Macaroni, Corn and Wild Mushroom Pancakes

I wanted to try something a little different for our recent Chianti & Italian food night. After browsing through 500 recipes I decided on these pancakes which seemed interesting and unlikely that anyone else would make these, though wasn’t sure how they would turn out. They actually were a hit with everyone, despite a slow […]