Pasta Rustica

I could spend a lifetime cooking regional Italian dishes and still not get more than an inch deep. The variations of ingredients and techniques are a never-ending journey that brings immense pleasure and satisfaction to discover.  There is a fantastic vintage cookbook from Elizabeth David, simply titled Italian Food that offers not just an exploration…

French Pot Roast

A pot roast is a flavor profile so primitive that the old ways of preparing it need respect. No shortcuts here, just time.