Alison Evînam Boyd

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My Cucina Toscana: Tiramisù

Tiramisù stands as arguably the ultimate in Italian desserts. It’s one I came quite late to liking mainly due to the fact that, outside of Italy, I’d sampled a whole library of vanilla-gooey, stale egg horrors claiming … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

My Cucina Toscana: Tagliata di Manzo

Italian sliced beef fillet steak. This rare sliced steak dish is generally served on rocket, though my tummy has added rocket to the ever-growing list called “things that make me grizzle”, so instead … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Cucina Toscana: Homemade Pici Pasta and Sauce

What is pici? Pici – or Pinci, as folks from Montalcino call it – is a thick hand-rolled spaghetti-like pasta made solely from flour water and salt, native to Tuscany and, as with … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 5 Comments

My Cucina Toscana: Super (almost) Vegetarian Lasagne

I hope everyone had a joyful Christmas and NewYear and that between the celebration you’ve had time to relax and find a little space to breathe out. I don’t know how you … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Cucina Toscana: Castagnaccio Recipe

I’ve waxed lyrical about the humble chestnut of Monte Amiata in past posts. I’m probably a little obsessed by them, given that I hail from the antipodes where a good chestnut is few … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chestnuts and Porcini

The weather has shifted in Santa Fiora, suddenly, after a lengthy, very hot summer and some autumnal false starts. Driving out of the rain and wind on our way to Grosseto yesterday … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

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