Pesche al vino rosso (Peaches in Red Wine)

Frankdessert, summer13 Comments

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. And today we are featuring peaches in red wine, a dessert that takes practically no effort to make. The fruit is softened a bit with a mixture of sugar and lemon, then bathed in red wine. That’s really all there is to it. However simple … Read More

Zabaione (Zabaglione)

Frankdessert, drink, Piemonte, sauces, snack36 Comments

Zabaglione

Zabaione, spelled Zabaglione by some Italians and all English speakers, is  a classic sweet that you don’t encounter much any more on restaurant menus, let alone on home tables. That’s a shame, because it’s truly delicious and supremely versatile, equally suited to serve on its own as a sweet ending to an … Read More

Linguine al vino rosso (Linguini with Red Wine Sauce)

Frankpasta, primi piatti16 Comments

Linguine al vino rosso

As regular readers will know, I’m the traditionalist when it comes to Italian food. By and large, I stick with the tried and true. But every so often, an innovative dish comes around that attracts me, usually because, even if it’s not traditional, the dish feels so ‘right’ that it … Read More

Maiale Ubriaco (Drunken Pork)

Franksecondi piatti, Toscana16 Comments

Drunken Pork

They don’t make pork like they used to. Modern pork is raised lean for health reasons but in the process a lot of flavor got lost. But there are ways to make up for the lack of intrinsic flavor, like this simple Tuscan method for making pork chops called maiale … Read More