We are now on Day 6 of the Taste and Textiles tour. In the afternoon, we went to Gabriella’s house to get a cooking lesson. I was a bit overwhelmed when I saw the menu… it was alot of food to prepare. As we began the lesson, it became clear that she is literally addicted to cooking and approaches it with the passion and care of an Italian mamma. Her number one rule, use the best and freshest ingredients, and even the simplest dishes brim with flavor.
Gabriella was a taskmaster as she got us all busy on individual cooking prep tasks. I don’t blame her, as it was quite a menu she had planned. The meal consisted of roasted chicken, handmade ravioli, vegetable sides and a traditional Tuscan dessert of Castagnaccio.