The Italian classic pasta cacio e pepe with cheese and pepper initially was invented by Roman sheep herders with little time and money to spend on eating. Cheap, easy, and fast.
This traditional Italian apple cake recipe (torta di mele) is easy to make and has a delicate vanilla flavor.
I created this soup after becoming tired of the excess salt and lack of veggies in canned minestrone. I recalled a great bowl of minestrone that was overflowing with rich vegetables at the 'Sheepherder's Inn' in Sacramento, California. Great with a hearty bread, romaine salad and a nice Merlot!