September 2, 2005

Tuscan 5 minute lunch... 3 Euro

I have been catching up on updating my website getting my tours ready for fall and all the things that back up when Florence closes in summer.

So today, off to the store for some grocery shopping at the COOP.
Quick lunch as we were starving.

We bought some:
Pre-sliced Carpaccio

and we had:

our wild arugula
some shave 4 year old Parmigiano from BONAT
Extra Virgin olive oil
Sea Salt
Chili pepper I made last week!

Placed the meat on the plate, placed a stuffed chili pepper in the middle, some wild arugula, shaved parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, and sea salt!
Bon appetito in 5 minutes!

The meat cost 3 Euro at the a restaurant this would have been at least 8 euro a piece.

The Chili peppers sell for 11 Euro for a large jar, with 11 peppers.
I adore these chili's.This version is stuffed with a breadrumb, sundried tomato, tuna, caper and anchovy filling. LOVE THEM!

You can buy them already made from Mongetto

Next week I am off to Calabria for the Peperoncino festival in Diamante, and then down to Tropea where Italy's sweetest onions come from.
If I am lucky will also catch a Sagra, which are food festivals) featuring pork!


  1. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Just 3 euros? That means you had some change leftover for gelati!

  2. Anonymous5:29 PM

    makme that chocolate gelato...(from your pal David)

  3. How did you know I left room?
    was just thinking how hungry I am and that with the heat wave that just came in, gelato sounds just rigth.

    Unfortunatly, my village doesn't have good gelato, but am thinking about going to San Gimignano tonight to get some.. you are a mindreader.
    I also got some butter from Bretanga to make your dessert.. which I can't spell without looking at your blog, but it is unsalted, so will add some. Love salt in my sweets!

  4. Anonymous8:50 AM

    I want to go eat peperoncini, too!
    This thing has lost my registration...