Gnocchi Di Patate

TUSCAN RECIPES … my GNOCCHI Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905 Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel made up by that writer  GNOCCHI DI PATATE That writer does not tell you how many good things I bring to the house of the beautiful Signora Chiara – or …

Christmas Shortbread

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, my CHRISTMAS “SHORTBREAD” Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905 Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel made up by that writer “Shortbread” with Zucchero di Canna …And because we are near to Christmas, when forgiveness should fill all our hearts – today I will …

Egg Noodle Pasta

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, PASTA “all’Uovo” Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905  Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter, Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel made up by that writer Pasta all’Uovo (Egg Noodle Pasta) Here I have a mystery:       Why would beautiful Signora Chiara ask me about Tombaroli?       …

Torta Sottosopra

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, Apple Cake — Upside Down Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905 Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter, Marta Dottorelli, who refuses to be just a character in a novel made up by that writer. Torta Soprasotta — “upside-down-cake” with apples One of the stories the writer spreads is that Signora Chiara did not actually …

Braciole di Vitello

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, BRACIOLE DI VITELLO (veal chops) Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905 Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter, Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel made up by that writer Braciole di Vitello (Veal Chops) The strangers come to our country and they walk all over our land.       …

Ragu

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, my RAGU Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905 Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter, Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel made up by “that writer”. My Ragu Do you know who are the greatest thieves in the world?        No they are not the tombaroli, the tomb …

Bruschetta con Pomodori

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, TUSCAN BRUSCHETTA con POMODORI Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905 Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter, Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel made up by that writer Bruschetta con Pomodori YES IT IS TOO BAD that the neighbours in our zona did not like Signora Chiara’s uncle. But what …

Bruschetta

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, BRUSCHETTA Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905 Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter, Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel made up by that writer Bruschetta This will be nice, very typical, to start your meal if you are cooking for your friends and family – or if you are, …

Mozzarella in a Blanket

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, “Mozzarella in a Blanket” Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905 Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter, Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel made up by that writer Now a Good Meal To Settle the Nerves BUT I did not like the way the Signora looked at me — when …

Two More Soups

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, TWO TUSCAN SOUPS Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905  Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter, Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel made up by that writer Two More Soups Now we are at the end of the week, still with too much excellent not-too-fresh bread. Good, perhaps the family …