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.*  […]

Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Cheese Salad

This deliciously creamy cheese, pronounced b00r-RAH-tah, is a specialty of Southern Italy, especially the regions of Puglia, Campania, and Basilicata. Burrata was invented in Andria at the beginning of the 20th century. Traditionally made from buffalo’s milk, today most burrata is made from cow’s milk. Classified as a “spun”or “pulled curd” cheese, burrata’s uniqueness lies […]