July 24, 2004

Summer in Chianti

Summer in chianti...  

finally got a foto online, will see if I can get it together to document food!!! 

I am on a sort of vacation... no work and so doing some fun stuff.

Off to Londa.. above Pontesieve, to take a class in mask making..feeding the soul!
I am making pesce finto, "fake fish" to take, which will be the new recipe online on my site when my web master is back.. but it is a cold potato salad, with tuna and capers.

Pesce Finto

2 large potatoes
1 can tuna, in oil
4 tbs capers in vinegar
EVO, extra virgin olive oil

Boil the potatoes in salted water, with the peel on, until cooked tender.

Skin the potatoes, and mash or puree.

Add olive oil to thin the mixture ( i do this instead of adding mayo)
Add the can of tuna and break up until the tuna is fully incorporated.
Add the capers and season to taste with vinegar.

I like the salad to have a fresh tang!

It is fun to shape it into a fish or a mermaid shape and cover with thinly sliced cucumbers as scales.


  1. I am interested in your blogs.

  2. Hello everybody I'm Lory and I live near Florence since two years. On weekends I like travel all around the Tuscany. I was for lunch at Casa Masi in Montaione where I ate very well. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and also they have also a bed and breakfast.
    Watch the video interview with the owner, Luciana, who cooks a tipicol fish dish of Tuscan cuisine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2vrivd-hy0&feature=related