Canning Tomatoes in Italy and a Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe

His name is Tonino. He has two bicycles in his garage: one he’s ready to lend you with a moment’s notice, and one he says is “personal” and hangs on the wall. You know it’s that second bike which holds his memories. He used to ride 100km a day, but now he doesn’t ride as…

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Pepata di Cozze – Peppered Steamed Mussels Recipe in Puglia

This is what I eat a lot of while I’m in Puglia – una pepata di cozze. Sometimes spelled impepata or ‘mpepata – “peppered” mussels, I think an alternative translation is steamed mussels, prepared with and garlic, and yes, pepper. So delicious. Quick and easy, only a few ingredients and one pot are needed to make this…

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