The Daily Bread

Braised Short Ribs - Costolette Brasate

Braised Short Ribs - Costolette Brasate

July 19, 2019

Braised short ribs are a rich and delicious secondo, an entree that will satisfy any meat lovers' palate. Baked in the wood-fired oven this dish will certainly become a favorite, elegant and delicious comfort food. So how do we prepare this recipe?
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Apricot Galette

Apricot Galette

July 16, 2019

APRICOT GALETTE!  Seems like such a fancy name for an incredibly simple and rustic, yet elegant and delicious dessert. Stone fruits are ideal for this amazing treat, but you can use whatever fruit you have on hand. Similar to a pie or tart this French pastry can be served as either a sweet or savory indulgence. 
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Tian Provençal

Tian Provençal

July 11, 2019

A timeless and masterful cartoon gave rebirth to an ancient French dish - Tian Provençal. There are in fact two classic French dishes made with similar ingredients. One is Ratatouille Niçoise, and the other Tian Provençal. Today we will prepare a beautiful and delicious Tian Provençal, the one we have come to know and love as "Ratatouille".
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Tomato Crostini

Tomato Crostini

July 08, 2019

Tomato Crostini - Crostini ai pomodorini Here is a delicious appetizer that will certainly become one of your family's favorites. Tomato Crostini are easy to prepare and with just a few ingredients you will create mouthwatering morsels to serve at any occasion. Truly a perfect Italian antipasto.
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Sugo di Spezzatino - Tuscan Chuck Roast Stew

Sugo di Spezzatino - Tuscan Chuck Roast Stew

June 21, 2019

There is nothing more comforting than a good sugo di spezzatino, a delicious, Tuscan Chuck Roast Stew. Perfect as a side dish but also mouthwatering when accompanied and tossed with fresh pasta all'uovo (egg noodles) such as pappardelle. Simply prepare a good soffritto, sear the meat, drench it in red wine and crushed tomatoes and slow cook the meat in the wood-fired oven. The result is pure comfort food. Let's get started. 
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Swiss Chards - Contorno di Bietole

Swiss Chards - Contorno di Bietole

June 17, 2019

Swiss Chards, fresh bietole are a quick and delicious side dish perfect to accompany any meal. This vegetarian CONTORNO is even better when sprinkled with fresh lemon juice and a good drizzle of olive oil. Perfect also when placed on a toasted slice of bread called bruschetta.
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Giulia's Piselli alla Fiorentina - Florentine Peas

Giulia's Piselli alla Fiorentina - Florentine Peas

June 13, 2019

Piselli alla Fiorentina are one of those delicious, simple and loved comfort foods of the Florentine cuisine. Certainly a timeless side dish that is even better the day after. Ideally freshly shelled peas bought at the local open market are the optimum choice, but even good quality frozen peas will result in a great dish.  Peas accompanied by pancetta, a little garlic, fresh parsley, salt to taste and a little sugar are all you need!  
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Pasta all'Uovo - Egg Dough

Pasta all'Uovo - Egg Dough

June 12, 2019

Florentines are true lovers of pasta and they are especially very passionate about homemade pasta all'uovo. The simple art of making this timeless dough is very common in most Italian kitchens. It is here where the grandmothers, moms and aunts pass the tradition on to the next generation. Flour and fresh eggs are the simple ingredients, as well as a splash of water. Some will also add a bit of semolina flour depending on the type of pasta one chooses to make. Pasta all'uovo is the perfect dough to make ravioli, tortellini, lasagne, pappardelle, tagliatelle and more. Let's get started!
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Arista Farcita - Stuffed Pork Roast

Arista Farcita - Stuffed Pork Roast

June 07, 2019

Stuffed Pork Roast or Arista Farcita is a delicious and perfect dish to serve for festivities or a Sunday lunch with family and friends. Simply use a sharp knife to open the pork as if opening a book and fill it with sausage, asparagus and Parmigiano cheese. Roll it, tie it, and place it in the oven for the magic to happen. 
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Schiacciata all'Olio Dough

Schiacciata all'Olio Dough

June 04, 2019

SCHIACCIATA is an Italian flat bread sold in every bakery across Tuscany, but more specifically around the Florence area. In other parts of the peninsula, amongst many other names, it is also called focaccia. Schiacciata is simply made from flour, water, yeast and salt.  While still piping hot and fresh from the oven it is then drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with good quality course sea salt and cut into slices. 
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Schiacciata with Delicious Toppings

Schiacciata with Delicious Toppings

May 29, 2019

SCHIACCIATA is an Italian flat bread sold in every bakery across Tuscany, but more specifically around the Florence area. In other parts of the peninsula, amongst many other names, it is also called focaccia. Schiacciata is simply made from flour, water, yeast and salt.  While still piping hot and fresh from the oven it is then drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with good quality course sea salt and cut into slices. Today we will make schiacciate with some delicious toppings. 
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Thai Red Curry Chicken

Thai Red Curry Chicken

May 23, 2019

Quickly put together, this most flavorful Thai Red Curry Chicken recipe will most certainly become a family favorite. Simply stir-fry the vegetables, and add the chicken to the red curry paste and coconut milk sauce. Allow the flavors to marry and in no time at all, these mouthwatering and colorful ingredients are ready to be poured over a helping of fluffy Jasmine rice. 
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