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Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday's Favorites ~

One of my favorite treats while in Italy is a cooking class! I was going to do something 'serious' while in Florence... but just wasted my time away. ~Wandering the back streets, listening to the church bells, sitting at a street cafe, having a spritz in the evening~ Sigh. What a waste.
So I was glad to hear that we were having a real cooking class with Gail's Great Escape . We made our entire meal, pork roast, gnocchi, fresh picked cherry preserves, and tiramisu! The tiramisu is very simple ~Strong black coffee, eggs and marscarpone, and ladyfingers. Here I've posted a recipe similar to this. But... there is something to be said for using the freshest ingredients! The marscarpone cheese was straight from the cheese farm and the eggs from the chickens. The coffee was dark and strong... no need for rum!


Guiseppe, the owner Tenuta Santo Pietro , shows off his cooking skills. Who doesn't love an Italian man with a whisk?

Then we get to build our own cups for dessert. . .

and then the favorite part!



What is your favorite today?

Remember WhistleStop Rules... anything goes!


Y'all join in~

Sandi



10 comments:

Gail's Great Escapes said...

It was finger licking GOOD!!!

Holledayz said...

Hey sista..I only cook with eggs from chickens??? I know what you meant..... "fresh eggs"! It looks delicious! Could we just drizzle it with rum when you make it for us?

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

I would being going through 'withdrawal' symptoms from Italy after your trip! This cooking event sounds like it was so much fun! I've shared a great recipe link on your blog hop and hope that you share something yummy too over my weekend Fresh Food Friday blog event (if you have already done so, please forgive me). Have a great afternoon!!!!

Stitchfork said...

What fun! Eye candy, and the desserts look good too!
xo Cathy

EliFla said...

Glad to meet you and your blog...and very glad to hear you are in my Italy!!!...next time come to visit Sicily!!!!Ciao, Flavia

Kathy said...

Wow... Licked clean...not a morsel left for me!
and YES!!!! who doesn't like a man with a wisk!
I would have done the same thing in Italy...it's okay
xoxo~Kathy @
sweet Up-North Mornings...

Pam said...

Tiramisu is definitely a favorite of mine!

La said...

Guiseppe is my Friday Favorite. He looks yummy! :o)

Andy D said...

Love Tiramisu, can have it anytime of the day. You made it sound so easy to make. Love the effort you guys put in!

Virginia said...

I vote for an Italian man with or without his wisk! Sounds divine. I think I gained a pound reading it.
V

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