My sous-chef

He always hoped something would fall on the floor. If I spent too many hours in the kitchen he would move himself to a less comfy but stylish pillow to snore in the kitchen while I was cooking. He was our dearest friend for almost 12 years. Today he died peacefully, in between the two … More My sous-chef

Fresh peas

Castelnuovo Berardenga is a lovely village. Even if you don’t have a car, you can find everything you need. I bought some real fresh peas on the market. Even a small portion can make me happy. Free the peas from their house. Blanch them shortly in salted water. Chop and fry a garlic clove in … More Fresh peas


The artichokes season is getting towards the end. Today’s dish is a marriage between winter and spring, and thus between artichokes, fresh peas and beans. Start with cleaning 5 baby artichokes. Cut them in quarters and put in water with lemon juice. Clean 800 grams of fresh beans and 1 kilo of fresh peas. Fill … More Vignarola😋