Tomato Soup Revisited & Upgradedl

Pappa al pomodoro is a poor first course of peasant origin, typically Tuscan, to be precise in Siena; prepared with stale Tuscan bread, peeled tomatoes, garlic, basil and plenty of extra virgin olive oil, it was originally made as a recovery plate for the leftover bread. Excellent as a hot soup in winter, the tomato […]

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Grilled Squid

There was a popular restaurant in Washington, DC that served an appetizer called “Grilled Squid Over Creamy Polenta.” I used to love it, unfortunately the restaurant eventually closed. But I had eaten there often enough to know that dish quite well and I thought it wasn’t too difficult to make at home. So I did, […]

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