Posts tagged Chef
Stone Fruit And Lavender Ricotta Crostini

I think that bruschettas and crostinis are some of the simplest crowd pleasers to prepare when you are entertaining a large gathering of people. They are extremely simple to make and are so versatile that the options are endless! Sometimes I choose combinations myself and prepare the meal before laying it out on platters as guests arrive. This is nice because it creates a beautiful presentation. Conversely, it’s a lot of fun and even less work to arrange the individual components of the dish and allow friends to compose their own crostini creations.

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Fresh Ingredients In Firenze

After months of anticipation I have finally made it to Florence, Italy!! This first week has been a whirlwind of non-stop activity and orientation to the winding roads, unfamiliar people and exciting marketplaces. One of my very first stops was the mercato centrale, a large indoor market that houses vendors selling everything from fresh fish and produce to dried herbs and fruit.

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