Category: Italian Food

The Fresh Produce Connection

We have a gardener.  I know that sounds very extravagant and maybe even a little pretentious.  He kind of came with the house.  Our landlord owns a couple of properties and is 85 years old.  He’s spry and agile, but needs help with things.  The other day they were...

An Italian Pizza Party

Saturday night we had dinner with Michelangelo and Rossella and their daughter, Anna.  Rossella made pizza, pizza, and more pizza.  Remember how many times I’ve eaten pizza?  Well, I outdid myself on Saturday.  She made four pizzas and we ate all of them.  Completely. I’ve tried to make pizza...

Dinner with a View

Last night we had dinner at La Pieve Vecchia in Monterchi.  It’s about 15 minutes from here and has an incredible terrace that overlooks the tiny hill towns of Monterchi and Citerna.  Back in the day, there was a fierce rivalry between Monterchi and Citerna.  Monterchi is in Tuscany...