June 23, 2007

Not Just Pizza!

The Perfect Recipe for a Good Time

5 days in chianti
2 women chefs, one from France, one from Italy, both Americans
Lots of great ingredients from Fabulous Artisans
Location, Location, Location

Crank up the Heat

Oven owner Marcello pre-heated his 300 year old oven for our week

Wine Women and Meat!
Kate Hill and Judy Witts Francini
your grill and oven mavens

Artisan butcher- Great Big Hunks of Meat
Dario's house specialty




I have just returned to my computer from the hills of Chianti, Kate is off to discover what the Adriatic has to offer on her way to her grandfather's home town in Abruzzo.

I will let you sneak a peak at what we created during our week of wood burning oven workshops.

Roasting, grilling, baking and more.


  1. It looks like you have had a fabulous time! Cherish the moments. Thank you for showing us some of the highlights.

  2. Damn, that's an incredible looking piece of meat. Did it taste as good as it looks?

  3. It is hard to believe how incredible the meat was!
    Dario is a master butcher, and had selected the best.

    This huge piece of meat, 2,700 kilo's ( almost 6 pounds of beef) was left at room temp after we bought it, and cooked for 6 minutes on top and bottom, then 4 minutes on it's side!
    Let it rest for 10 minutes and serve!

  4. Lucy, wish you had been here!

  5. TAKWeber6:47 PM

    So THIS is where Kate Hill has escaped to! She's been gone from her blog for so long we thought the boat had sunk. Come back to us Kate!

    But glad you had a good time in Chianti. Yum.

  6. Kate is still on the road!
    send her a message on her blog.. she will get it!

  7. Anonymous1:20 AM

    That steak looks fabulous! Next time we are in Florence, I want some...hopefully next year.

    Chris - in the rainy Pacific Northwest