Welcome To The Tuscan Heart
Dal cuore. In Italian that means "from the heart." When I cook the simple but elegant cuisine from the Tuscan countryside I cook from my heart. I love this cuisine for its passionate respect for tradition and its honest and unadulterated use of the earth's bounty. This is food to be appreciated on its own terms.
Tuscan cuisine represents a paradox of the apparent simplicity of ingredients and techniques yet surrenders subtle and elusive flavor. It is truly the heart of Italian regional cooking. It emphasizes high quality fresh food cooked family style at a trattoria or lovingly prepared by the family at home.
I think that this style of cooking invites you to become a Tuscan at heart. Experience the sense of accomplishment and remarkable flavor of making your own pasta, gnocchi and gnudi and then dressing them in sauces that you've made in your own kitchen. Enjoy the simple pleasures of making and canning your own tomato sauce so you can use it again and again. At least you know exactly what is in it! Discover the basics of risotto and polenta and their never ending versatility. I invite you to unlock your kitchen passion and make the Tuscan kitchen not just a way of eating but also a way of living.