View from Eva's window, Lucca

View from Eva’s window, Lucca

Language lessons have been so so in Lucca…I’m disappointed that there are so few students and the lessons are lacklustre! Cooking lessons with Eva however, have been great. Eva is a native lucchese and her food is buonissimo! Typical dishes from Toscana on the menu were:

  • Crostini salsiccia, stracchino e semi di finocchio
  • Peperonata
  • Ravioli ripieni di ricotta e spinaci con salsa di burro e salvia
  • Pollo al limone con erbe aromatiche
  • Panna cotta con salsa di fragole
  • Ripieni di verdure

Cooking lessons with Eva


Making ravioli ripieni in Eva’s kitchen


Eva, brava cucina!

Eva, brava cucina!

Spinaci con salsa di burro e salvia; Pollo al limone con erbe aromatiche; Peperonata


Cin, cin! – Eva!

Lessons were held in Eva’s kitchen with a view of the surrounding village and the hills around Lucca. Three hours flew by, aided by glasses of local wine.  Afterward, dinner, more wine and gossip. I ate sooo much! I’ll post some of the recipes next time (in Italian!). Love to hear your recipes from different regions of Italy. What’s your favourite Italian food?

Buon appetito… Isabella



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