This takes me right back to the heart of Arezzo, one of the many hilltop hamlets dotted all over Tuscany. After a few hours of walking, my appetite was beginning to feel like that of a weary Roman soldier, and by now I was craving a rustic Italian wholesome home made meal. I had been recommended a wonderful restaurant run by 2 people ( both over the age of 60 !) seriously only 2, wonderfully charming husband and wife couple that served the most insatiable dishes.

With not more than 8 dishes to choose from, I learnt that these were family favorites having been handed down from generations. Now my Italian certainly isn’t good enough to take up a full recipe from a very vivacious, seriously chatty ‘nonna’ (that I couldn’t quite keep up with) – but her spirit inspired me to create this charming dish back here in Kenya – and what a tremendous success!

The comfort factor of this dish is just close to a creamy polenta or a lovely truffle infused risotto, covered with a delicate mountain of snowy parmesan. What’s even better, it is so truly simple and a typical example of Italian home cooking.

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