Chianina beef

Wikipedia learns us that this Chianina cow, an old Etruscan kind, is huge and is raised in Val di Chiana. The meat contains a low amount of cholesterol and has a great flavor. If you eat a Bistecca alla Fiorentina you get that cow on your plate. Dario Cecchini’s macelleria couldn’t sell me a bistecca … More Chianina beef

Pasta alla Norma, one of the favorites, but ‘di mare’ today

Chop  1 big eggplant in thin pieces. Put in a colander with some salt. Leave for at least 30 mins. Rinse and dry. Bake 4 chopped garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add the eggplant and bake while stirring. When the aubergines are all glazy, add 1 can of passata, 1 table spoon … More Pasta alla Norma, one of the favorites, but ‘di mare’ today