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Today’s Souvenirs from Italy-Torte

Posted in Abruzzo, Caro Diario.(dear diary..), cucina, cucina povere, and entertaining



torta rustica- spinacciBe on the lookout  for two recipes from The Basic Art of Italian Kitchen here in Italy. Today was all about the Torte. We made a Torte Rustica which will be for pranzo (Lunch)  -getting ready to eat now- and a chocolate ricotta cheesecake- called Torta Amore Mio- made with ricotta, dark chocolate pieces, and a chocolate buttery crust..can’t wait to taste

Today’s lunch will be the Torta Rustica (recipe will be in next post) and insalata di fagioli fresca and roasted local potatoes with rosemary for a side dish, fresh watermelon and the Torta Amore Mio for dessert, wine choice today is a Pecorino- an heirloom wine from the mountains of Abruzzo..

Buon Pranzo (have a great lunch)

Mangia Bene, Vivi Bene,


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