Friday, November 6, 2009

Taste of Ligurian

Lunch Time in Italy... What did you do on your Summer Vacation? I learned to cook the "Real Italian Focaccia Bread", I doubt I'll ever be able to eat the American Version we have here..
Our tour bus pulls up to a local Restorante called "Le Cisterue" located in La Spezia, Italy. this is where we have to earn our lunch by helping make it.... 1st class: Focaccia Bread.. Tony is speaking to us in Italian: (Sounds better that way) While our tour guide translates..
"Firsta youa takea the dougha"....
"Thena you adda the cheesea"
This is a very important item in my book,
because I plan days around Cheese & Wine of course

Put another layer of dough on top of your cheese, Poke a few holes in it....
Then you must & this is very important, Top it off with the local Olive Oil.... Mist it with water & pop it into this Woodfired Pizza Oven...
Presto, You have Homemade Focaccia Bread,,,,,
I ate my share & then some....This was the best focaccia bread I've ever had in my life!!!

We also had to make our own Pesto, No food processor, No Kitchen Aide, No No,,,
All by hand & all fresh ingredients that had been picked that morning.
Including the local Pine Nuts....
It would not be Italy with making some Pasta now would it?
Simple Right? Sure just Tuck, Wrap & Pull
To Easy
I was honored to add a picture of my very own rolled Tortellini in this Blog
I may never ever do this again.. . . . So I wanted it documented!!
This was the "Main" Portion of our lunch, It was white fish topped with thin layers of potatoes & you guessed it: Olive Oil, Olives & Pine Nuts. I don't really care for fish,,, So, I asked for more Focaccia Bread!!! All of this food was accompanied by their local Wine . . . I was in Heaven!!

Wouldn't be right to not end our lunch without ...Homemade Tiramisu... DE-Lish!!


Oussama said...

This looks so delicious, I must have gained weight just reading.

UpUpnAAway said...

Trust Me, When I say this.....
I gained enough weight for the BOTH of us,,,
Italy is not the place to go ,,,If you are counting calories,,,

Wait till you see tomorrows post,,,

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