copyright 2009, Maria Liberati
Having a Tuscan Picnic, whether I am in Tuscany or anywhere, is one of my favorite things to do whether I am eating alone or with a group of friends or a few riends at home in Italy or somewhere else in the world.
Even though I can’t be in Tuscany all the time..I can still be in a Tuscan ‘state of mind’ by bringing out the earthy colored dishes..having my Tuscan panzanella salad or bean soups (even on a warm summer evening they are great).
It’s a great pick me up ..those earthy foods bring me back to Tuscany all the time and it is a relaxing place (even if just in mind only)to be..
Here is a Tuscan dish to travel by
4 slices crusty Italian bread
2 tbslsps extra virgin olive oil
2 tsps Tuscan Picnic Spice Blend from The Basic Art of Italian Cooking tm
Grill or place slices of bread under broiler. Rub with garlic clove, Drizzle olive oil on top, sprinkle on Spices.
Mangia Bene, Vivi Bene