Recent Blog Posts from Elizabeth

In case you missed them, here are my most recent blog posts from the last month


SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

The best new edition to my local farmer’s market was the opening of a mushroom stand. Mushrooms are just not that big a part of Roman cooking, so it’s often difficult to find anything other than the regular white mushrooms during most of the year. Yes, we have a brief moment of wild porcini, and sometimes I can find cardoncelli from Puglia but they are for special occasions. Grilled portobello mushrooms seemed just a dream…



SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

Truffles are one of those things you either love or hate. If you hate them, then you don’t have much of a problem. Just don’t eat them. But if you love them there are all sorts of hurdles to go through. First of all fresh truffles are intensely seasonal, appearing in very specific places for a very brief period during the year. They also start to lose their intense aroma and taste almost the minute they are harvested. So you either have to get yourself to the region where they appear, or else get those little buggers to you. Both expensive options which partly account for their high cost.