Back from Italy early yesterday, and decided to treat the family to a dinner using some of the wonderful food we brought back:Primi
Porcini & Truffle sauce on Morelli brand Tartufo pasta, with 3 year old Parmesiana -Reggiano (Note: if you ever see this brand of dried pasta somewhere- get it
- it's fantastic! http://www.pastamorelli.it/en/
Fresh greens with balsamic dressingSecondi
Roasted Pork loin stuffed with rosemary & garlic
"Greedy" potatoes ( re-created from a great meal in Chianti - Yukon gold potatoes roasted in great olive oil and drippings from the pork. )
Homemade herb foccacia with olive oil from the farm we stayed at.
We finished with Gelato Gilberto gelatto and clementine biscotti, served with Vin Santo ( a new liquor for us). Perfecto!
Biggest surprise of the trip- the bread in Tuscany is terrible. ( no salt and pretty tasteless). I'm not sure where the recipe for my favorite Tuscan Peasant Bread came from- but it sure wasn't Tuscany!