I’m in Italy on the coast by the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. This is truly one of my favorite places in the world. We recently went for a wonderful lunch in Portofino. You all know how I love, love, LOVE, clean, simple and beautiful food. Well this lunch was to die for. The owner of the spot was Gerardo. He made all the food himself and he showed us the ingredients before he prepared them. He was just wonderful and the food was spectacular! What a treat to see and experience someone that just LOVES what he does. You could taste every bit of his joy in the food.
Pickled peppers, they seem to be all the rage this summer. Just last week I had the most amazing dish composed of little pieces of toast, sliced hard boiled eggs, pickled jalapeño peppers, and a light drizzle of olive oil. It was, as Julia Child would say, AMAZEBALLS! But seriously, it was insanely delicious and has made me OBSESSED with pickled peppers. They’re simple to make, you just…who am I kidding I don’t know how to pickle but here’s a recipe! Follow it, and enjoy all the tasty goodness of pickled peppers! Once you’ve made (or bought, no judgment) your pickled peppers you can add them to anything! Making a nicoise salad? Why not add some picked peppers?! Add ‘em into my recipe for mashed eggs!