This little gem appeared on a site today and reminded me of a few of my attempts at cooking when we first arrived in Italy. It took a while but I soon figured out what a “nut” of butter, a “string” of oil, and a “splash” of wine really amounted to. And as for Dario’s mother’s recipe for Easter Pasteria there was the almost disaster when she called for a “four bottles” of orange essence. Fortunately I had posted a picture of the ingredients on FaceBook and got a panicked SMS say: No!!!!! Small bottles!
Now with Christmas coming up this would be a thoughtful stocking stuffer…. just saying:
And I’m reminded of a quote I gave when submitting Marco’s mother’s recipe to an International cookbook:
Four years in Italy taught me that simple is better and fresh is best; and the eye, the nose, the finger and the mouth are the best tools any cook can have in the kitchen.
On this day in 1927: The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.