Happy New Year - Felice Anno Nuovo!!
I can't believe we've been living in Italy for a year! Incredible!! (More on that later...)
The holidays are holly jolly here so were were excited to celebrate the New Year with a house full of guests! We worked day & night - cooking & cleaning for our big party on New Year's Eve - Capodanno (or cap of the year) for a group of 28 young Italians. They were ready to eat & party! The fires were roaring, the kitchen was filled with food, the ground covered in snow, firecrackers popping & the vino flowing! The menu created by Jason was awesome & every little thing was homemade!
Salumi Toscano, Formaggio (Aged & Semi-Aged Pecorino), Prosciutto di Umbria
Faro Salad with Radicchio & Ruccola
Cipolline sotto Aceto - Little onions soaked in balsamic
Smoked Salmon Canapes
Crostini con Lardo & Tartufo Nero (lard & black truffles)
L'Anguilla - Eel with Bay Leaf & Tomato - OUTSTANDING!
Lasagna Bianco with Porcini
Zampa di Maiale & Cotocchino con Lenticchi - Stuffed Pig's Foot and Lentils (don't know how to sugar coat that one- pig's foot is pig's foot - not my fav.)
Arrosto di Maiale - Pork Roast with White Beans
What a night - it didn't end til about 5am!!
Tonight we are headed to La Bafana festivities in Urbania!!