A mother-daughter conversation on food and cooking (mostly)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Southern Italy and the Southern US

On Sunday I made:
  • Tuscan Baked Cannellini Beans with Rosemary and Garlic. The recipe came from the Jack Bishop Italian Vegetarian book you gave me for my birthday. It was awesome, although next time I will probably use the crockpot instead of the prescribed Dutch-oven-in-the-oven, because I would like my beans a little bit moister.

  • Fennel and Orange Salad with Mint and Olives, also from the Bishop book. The taste was phenomenal, but I didn't like the size and shape of the orange and fennel pieces as dictated by the recipe -- the oranges were in big rounds, beautiful but hard to handle, and the fennel was in weird chunks.

  • Piadina, a Roman flatbread I have probably mentioned before.

  • Collards cooked for five hours with some smoked pork neckbones.
I liked the way the collards fit right in with the three Italian dishes. A very balanced meal, all in all.

More on collards very soon...

1 comment:

Kris said...

I agree about the beautiful balance of this meal. I love the creative possibilities of a meal that isn't based on a hunk of flesh.