Povera Cucina celebrates the rich tastes of Italy's humble pantry.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Sometimes cooking is precision, measuring set amounts or cooking at exact temperatures. Cooking is also a mercurial art. It's the jazz...
Thursday, May 8, 2014
AGLIO, OLIO, PEPERONCINO
Photo credit Italian food is a normally a slow cuisine. Hand-shaped pastas. Stove-top braises. Day-long sauces. But, when I was studyi...
Monday, April 28, 2014
BALSAMIC & CHICKEN LIVER PATE'
Germans nosh on Leberwurst , a sausage of spiced offal. French cooking is famous for liver terrines. In Italy, though, there is no native ...
Saturday, April 26, 2014
PASTA, BROCCOLI & BREADCRUMBS
Broccoli, like its cauliflower cousin, has a certain fame -- that of being gross. It's not that broccoli is, by nature, icky. It'...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
BEANS WITH TOMATO & SAGE
I used to not think much of beans. They were mushy. They were bland. When I moved to Florence, though, I found myself in a place that pr...
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