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olive oil

  • TOMATOES AT THE TURNING

    “The turning” is what a friend calls this in-between season—and that’s exactly what it feels like here on the northeastern coast of the United States, the “turning”…

  • A holiday for potatoes too

      Such a grand time of the year for feasting of all kinds, from latkes for Hanukkah, to controversial loved-and-hated Christmas pudding, to a traditional galette aux rois, or Three Kings cake for January…

  • AmorOlio in Sicilia

    Olive Oil in Sicily: An Autumnal Tour October 27 – November 1 at the Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school November 1 – November 7, small group tour of southeastern Sicily Guests are welcome to do…

  • AmorOlio is Rolling On!

    After four or five years in Tuscany, we’re heading out to greener pastures—or I should say fresher olive groves—to  continue exploring great extra-virgins, great cheeses, great wines, and the fabulous cuisines of…

  • fresh peas

    Peas, Please!

    One of the great pleasures of being on my own, which I have been for the last ten days or so, is that I can eat whatever I want whenever I want…

  • oil tasting

    Arrivederci, AmorOlio 2012!

    We just finished the fourth edition of AmorOlio at Villa Campestri, and I think all my “students” agreed that it was a great experience, learning how to tell good olive oil from…

  • caponata

    Sicily Summer Treat: Caponata

    I discovered a 3-liter tin of 2009 olive oil (our own pressing) when I was cleaning out the cantina last week. Unaccountably it had disappeared into a dark corner and stayed there,…

  • Zuppa delle virtu--farro, chickpeas, fagioli del purgatorio + fresh fave & piselli

    La cucina di Salvatore

    Salvatore Denaro, a great Sicilian-Umbrian chef, joined our Tuscan cooking classes at Villa Campestri (Speaking Tuscan in the Kitchen/AmorOlio May 2012), and gave us a whole new repertoire of very beany spring…