The Daily Bread

Roasted Long Italian Sweet Peppers

Roasted Long Italian Sweet Peppers

October 20, 2020

Sweet, long Italian peppers are a delicious gift the summer offers each year.  There are so many ways to prepare them, and making these peppers is always a great accompaniment to any meal.  Picked when perfectly red or even when still green, they are ready to serve in no time at all when roasted in a hot oven.  Today we chose to roast them with plump cherry tomatoes, garlic, and small anchovy fillets tucked inside each one.  If anchovies are not desired they can be easily omitted.  Let's get started!  
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Spaghetti With Brussels Sprouts And Bacon

Spaghetti With Brussels Sprouts And Bacon

October 14, 2020

Oh the infinite beauty of pasta!  Think of a perfect white canvas that can be transformed into countless dishes with unimaginable possibilities.  Today the white canvas is made with deliciously roasted and caramelized Brussels Sprouts accompanied by a symphony of flavors from the bacon, as well as a kick of heat from thinly sliced cayenne peppers.  Finished off with generous dusting of Parmigiano and a good drizzle of olive oil, this dish will be one for the books.  Let's get started!
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Schiacciata all'Uva - Grape Focaccia

Schiacciata all'Uva - Grape Focaccia

September 30, 2020

Born in the farmhouse kitchens surrounding the vineyards of Tuscany, Schiacciata all'Uva has been and continues to be one of the iconic flavors of autumn throughout this breathtaking region. As each Fall season approaches, like a predictable clock, the farmers are busy harvesting the grapes for wine season.    Tasting and enjoying the essence of our beloved homeland has never been easier than with the preparation of this simple and rustic flat bread called Schiacciata all'Uva.
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POMAROLA - Simple Tomato Sauce

POMAROLA - Simple Tomato Sauce

September 22, 2020

Pomarola is so simple and quick to make that by the time the water comes to a rolling boil for cooking the pasta, the Pomarola is ready. That easy!!!  Perfect for a quick spaghettata with friends or when nothing else comes to mind to prepare.  This simple tomato sauce is so versatile and can be used for many dishes. The possibilities are endless!  
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Peperoni Grigliati Sott'Olio - Grilled Peppers

Peperoni Grigliati Sott'Olio - Grilled Peppers

September 15, 2020

Colorful grilled peppers are a beautiful and delicious side dish to not only serve in the hot summer months, but in all the seasons of the year.  This seasonal veggie can be enjoyed throughout the winter months by roasting them and preserving them in good olive oil.  Easily peeled after being blackened over the hot coals of the wood-fired oven, these gorgeous peppers are a delicious side dish to enjoy throughout the year. 
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Béchamel Cream Sauce

Béchamel Cream Sauce

September 09, 2020

Besciamella, or béchamel, is the most basic of all Italian mother sauces.  Velvety in texture and incredibly delicate in flavor, this creamy sauce is the basic component used for a great variety of dishes.  Best of all it is prepared in no time at all by simply using just a few basic ingredients such as flour, milk, butter, salt and a bit of nutmeg.  This truly is such a versatile and delicious sauce, and will become a wonderful recipe to add to any kitchen! 
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Tomato Quiche

Tomato Quiche

September 02, 2020

Quiche is a delicious savory dish simply prepared with a light custard consisting of eggs, cheese, milk and cream.  Baked in a light and flaky pie crust inside our wood-fired oven, this French tart welcomes a great variety of fillings.  Today we served our Quiche topped with cherry tomatoes, but it can easily be brought to a whole new level when accompanied by meats as well as vegetables.  Mouthwatering when served straight out of the oven, but also incredibly good at room temperature. 
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Piadina Romagnola

Piadina Romagnola

August 26, 2020

Piadina Romagnola, is by far one of the best Italian Street Foods!  A simple dough quickly put together with flour, water and lard or EVOO, is then placed on a hot surface where it acquires the typical charred markings, and when  filled with savory ingredients this flat bread is enjoyed by all.  In no time at all a simple, delicious and satisfying meal can be served.  Make sure to give these a try.  You will not be disappointed!  Let's get started! 
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Zucchini Ripieni - Stuffed Zucchini

Zucchini Ripieni - Stuffed Zucchini

August 21, 2020

Zucchini Ripieni or Stuffed Zucchini Boats, are a perfect, simple and delicious meal when this glorious vegetable is in season and growing in the garden.  Nothing more wonderful than to cook outdoors in a wood-fired oven, when it is just too hot to turn the oven on inside.  Simply stuffed with sausage, eggs, cheese and fresh herbs and in no time at all a mouthwatering dish is served.  Let's get started! 
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Grissini

Grissini

August 19, 2020

Grissini are an unmissable, crispy bread stick usually served when sitting at a table in Italian restaurants.  Today its fame has spread around the globe and these rustic  breadsticks have become a perfect addition for antipasti before a meal or simply as a delicious crunchy snack.  Just a few simple steps are necessary, and only a few basic ingredients are needed to easily create this Italian classic.  Baked in the wood-fired oven elevates grissini to a whole new level.  Let's get started!
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Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

August 17, 2020

Baba Ganoush is a delicious and simple mediterranean roasted eggplant dip blended with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, a bit of sea salt and a generous amount of good olive oil. Definitely a perfect appetizer, snack or spread for any occasion.  Let's get started!
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Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto

Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto

August 13, 2020

Chanterelle Risotto is on the menu today.  As one of the most popular, wild edible mushrooms that grow year round, Chanterelles are definitely a treasure to be found when foraging through forests and fields. Although delicious when prepared in many different ways, we decided in no time at all to serve a mouthwatering chanterelle risotto.  Let's get started! 
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