I’m just back from 3 1/2 weeks in Europe. I have traveled a lot, especially in Europe, and I always find the people, cultures and food to be a source of inspiration and joy. Since I frequently find myself in Italy or Spain, most of my food inspiration is based on wonderfully fresh ingredients, prepared simply, allowing the food to be the star of the meal; this trip was no different.
The Chicken Heads & Necks, a Florence delicacy, wasn’t my favorite, but exploration is always fun! There hasn’t been time since my return to develop recipes, but just one hint, when you’re thinking of a cheese-layered tomato, think goat cheese with a balsamic vinegar reduction!