A Return to Our Roots

| root veg·e·ta·ble |  ro͞ot,ro͝ot ˈvejtəbəl,ˈvəjədəbəl/   plural noun: root vegetables   (Italian :  tuberi)        1.  the fleshy enlarged root of a plant used as a vegetable, e.g., a carrot, rutabaga, or beet. Beet and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad by Giada de Laurentis, (via Food Network) (Serves: 4) *Ingredients 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons shallots, […]

Recipe: Truffle Bruschetta

Truffle forest near Assisi, Italy    ON A SIX-WEEK STAY IN TUSCANY and while making my way through several recipe books in the cucina of my wee appartamento, I came across the English edition of “How to make Bruschette.” It is a small, paperback book unremarkable in its appearance, but with many variations on Bruschette and Crostone.*  […]