Archive for August, 2012


August 28th, 2012

I have a bit of a break here in Umbria.  I’m sleeping late and wandering a bit to keep up on this incredible region.  You may remember that in this blog I talked about my visit to the wonderful folks in Texas.  Now we’ve had the good fortune to receive the Texans here in Italy.  Sharon Zeugin is a master (Maestra) calligrapher, and fascinating painter.  She brought a core group from her hometown of Austin, but many of her fans are from all over the continent.  I don’t normally write about


Frittata di Zucchine

August 27th, 2012

Frittatas are Italy’s answer to the French omelette and the Spanish tortilla.  Fillings are limited only by what’s in season and the cook’s imagination – common inclusions in the frittata are asparagus, onions, or mushrooms, but just about anything can be used as a filling – even pasta! For this recipe, we’ll use zucchini, as they are in season almost everywhere in August. The filler should be lightly and simply cooked – a quick saute or blanch before being incorporated into the egg mixture. There are three