Very exciting news for all of you Amalfi Coast lovers in the UK! Tune in tomorrow evening to the MasterChef UK show on BBC One to see the semi final, which was filmed at the beautiful Mamma Agata Cooking School on the Amalfi Coast. In this episode, judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace take the semi finalists on a culinary odyssey to Italy, including a stop in Ravello to learn Mamma Agata’s cooking secrets and enjoy those dreamy Amalfi Coast views. Sigh … and what amazing views they are from the Mamma Agata cooking school!
Enjoy a sneak peek here with . . . → Read More: See Mamma Agata’s Cooking School on MasterChef UK!
Pizza home delivery on the Amalfi Coast
There are some days that—without even having to think about it—are unanimously pizza days. Sometimes that means we go out in the evenings for pizza or stop in one of our favorite restaurants in Amalfi for a quick lunch. Other days it means making a quick call and having pizzas delivered to our front door. Oh … yeah … now that’s the life in Italy!
Pancetta e cipolla in bianco
Today was very much one of those days to order pizza for lunch One of my favorite pizzas in Italy, pictured above, is pancetta e . . . → Read More: When It’s Pizza Day
The limoncello and mandarinello are ready! We picked mandarins and lemons in Amalfi last month, and the rinds have been infusing in pure alcohol since then. It’s longer than usual for the recipe from the Mamma Agata Cookbook that I use, but I simply kept forgetting to finish them off! The final result was tasty either way, but we still have to do the taste test comparison to last year’s batch. We picked lemons that were just turning yellow and were still a bit green, and the color of the limoncello (on the left) is ever so slightly green. The rinds . . . → Read More: The Limoncello is Ready!
Brilliant red pomegranate seeds
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” – Henry David Thoreau
As I broke open the pomegranate and brilliant red seeds tumbled into the waiting bowl, I glanced up at that quotation by Thoreau tacked on the cupboard in the kitchen. I smiled because I had to think this is exactly what Thoreau had in mind. With red stained fingertips I picked the seeds gently out of the pomegranate pieces, every so often stealing a few to savor the sweetness while I . . . → Read More: Pomegranate Seeds & Memories
Homemade granola – fresh from the oven!
My very good friend Amber is an inspiration for me on so many levels – with the love she has for her family and her sweet son, with her abundant source of creativity and inventiveness, with her dedication to health and helping other people feel the very best they can feel with her personal training business I Think I Can Fitness, with her honesty and compassion and being the the most amazing friend. Thank goodness for friendships that cross oceans (and email and Skype!), because I don’t think I could have left America otherwise.
When . . . → Read More: Recipe | Homemade Granola