Porcini (por-chee-ni) Sauce

Ingredients: For 6 people 4 or 5 porchini mushrooms, nice and firm extra virgin olive oil 4 cloves of garlic 4 cherry tomatoes a handful of “calamintha nepeta”,  a sort of wild mint. (Also effective if you have been bitten by a scorpion…) Preparation: Clean the mushrooms by scraping them with the specific tool, and…

Persimmon Tiramisu

Persimmon Tiramisu

  Total delight! (BUT First, identify a persimmon.) To verify that the fruits are ripe, make sure they are dark orange, shiny and almost trnslucent. Opaque in not good. However, persimmons are almost always picked unripened. To speed the ripening process, put fruits in a brown bag (or wrapped in newspaper) with an apple.Preparation: Soak…

Leeks Frittata

Leeks Frittata

Only 4 simple, genuine ingredients…Tuscan cooking at its top! Ingredients: LEEKS EGGS OLIVE OIL BUTTER PEPPER Preparation: SAUTE LEAKES IN OLIVE OIL AND A LITTLE BIT OF BUTTER, SIMMER UNTIL REALLY SOFT. PEPPER TO TASTE. ADD BEATEN EGGS TO BARELY COVER THE LEAKS. GENTLY RUB WITH WOODEN SPOON  AND LIFT EDGES GENTLY TO ALLOW EGGS…

Fresh Homemade Pasta

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Once you master this recipe, and you have good olive oil and parmigiano in store, fear nothing! Ingredients for 2 people: 1 ORGANIC, free range egg (crucial, for vitamin E) Semolina (that is Durum wheat) flour, ORGANIC (crucial to minimize gluten reactions) However much flour the egg will take (start with 1/2 cup) A…

Butter and Sage Sauce

Butter and Sage Sauce

This is the ideal match for your homemade ravioli Ingredients: UNSALTED BUTTER FRESH SAGE LEAVES PARMIGIANO MILK (OPTIONAL) Preparation: While your ravioli (or other pasta types) are boiling briskly for a few minutes (for specific required cooking  time please see packaging and subtract one minute…), put the butter in a saucepan, and allow to melt…

ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ROGAINING

As a culture and sport association, this year the Accidental Tourist is proudly sponsoring the I’ Tuscania, a super local team of athlete fathers. They are completely mad! Marathons to them are mere training: they run the 60km, the forest  all-nighters, and tomorrow they are off to the CRT 2014 BARCELONA WILD BOAR ROGAINING TROPHY  Here they are. Wild…

On your knee!

On your knee!

A dream come true, for us here at the Accidental Tourist: No, I take that back: TWO DREAMS COME TRUE! One: two Accidental Tourists – Natalie Wetherington and Hans Hilton – in some convention center on the other side of the Oceans from Florence, randomly meet and  identify each other. And they send me a picture…

NEWLYWEDS at ACCIDENTAL TOURIST!
That’s why we are called the Accidental Tourist