(Graphics by Hadas)
half of us went to walk in the mountains, while the other half is hosting a guest-cook in our next cantina! the guest is s. an italian friend who lives here allready for eight years. she cooks with passion and spark and to have dinner at her place feels like going to a very very good restaurant!! she also offers lovely grappa in the end of the dinners and it is so good!
so this week we will have dinner from the area of venice, we will wear our striped shirts and sing gondola songs and we will serve eggplant which is slow cooked and served with fresh garlic and parsley, then white ploenta with baked andive and balsamico, sardines in marinade of sweet silver onion and a mix of mushrooms and fontina cheese for those who are not fish friendly.
for dessert, panetone, allthough it is strictly a cristmess thing, with powdered sugar mixed with other spices...