Check out Facebook page of Massimo Vitale. Recently he posted what is known as a "ciambella Romagnola," which sometimes translated as a ring cake, reminds me of a torpedo of dough. Massimo posted to enjoy it with white wine, specifically moscato. He's right. Enjoy.
Just got back from a three day look & see in California, specifically Orange County. Got to visit offline with online friends. And got the chance to eat, and eat some more. Great food! I even got to use a wood burning oven and play with dough! Southern Cal, specifically Los Angeles, reminded me of a Jim Morrison song. Like Soul Kitchen...yeah!
Gnudi, pronounced "nu-di" with a silent "g," are a bit like dumplings or ravioli. April Bloomfield's eatery, The Spotted Pig, gave them some recent cache. My hankering for them came from this site. My mom's garden provided some nice kale and tomatoes to add to the Amish ricotta mix. Light and delicous, oh, yeah!
Went out to Redhook in Brooklyn for a bit of shopping at Fairway market, which made me think of Fany Gershon. Fany is famous for her Mexican paletas, doughnuts and books. I had the good fortune of meeting her awhile back through my friend Ruth Alegria. La Tiendita, her shop, is a cute, small hole in the wall, with Fany's cold and spicy ice creams and paleta. If in Red Hook, visit the store. If not, visit her website. Like us, you'll become quick fans.
Simit are twisted ring breads from Turkey. Made with sesame crumb and crust, they are addictive. I first ate them while on a ferry outside Istanbul, visiting my friend Dilara. The lovely tastes and memories lingered. So I wanted to make a batch at home. Here they are.