What you find tucked in these pages is simple, delicious and straight from the heart of Puglian kitchens, where cooks make the peasant feel like royalty.
The instructor at La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese told her, “You have to forget everything you’ve learned because clearly you learned some incorrect things that I have to correct now.”
15 Minute Recipe: Linguine with Tomatoes, Capers and Breadcrumbs
Today’s Chicago Woman
The quick fix meals are simple, savory and, most importantly, healthy, with their basic pantry ingredients, fresh herbs, some cheese and olive oil.
The region’s flavorful cucina povera (peasant cuisine) is the subject of The Puglian Cookbook, a new book from Chicago-based Viktorija Todorovska, a passionate ambassador of the oft-overlooked area. Of Amazon.com’s nearly 100,000 cookbooks, hers is one of only three focusing on Puglian cooking, and it catalogs the area’s legume-, vegetable- and tomato-heavy dishes with great enthusiasm.