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Recipes, Rice

Risotto with Red Wine from Vis


 Our stay on the island of VIS (in Dalmatia, Croatia) started with a bottle of red wine from the Plavac grape variety, typical of this island, that the owner of the apartment brought as a welcome gift. A light in Lucio’s eyes twinkled, because we had agreed to abstain from […]

Fish, Recipes

Roasted Fish from Vis


 This simple recipe comes from the practice of philosophy: “to do with what you have.” In this case it is the opportunity of a freshly caught fish, wild rosemary island of VIS (Dalmatia) and a poorly equipped kitchen.

Fish, Recipes

Scampi from the Island of Vis


 The island of Vis (in Dalmatia, Croatia) is famous for its shellfish. So during my trip there I asked the fishermen of the local fish market located in the harbor of Komiza if he could get me some scampi. The local restaurants were grabbing all the scampi up so they […]

Dessert, Recipes

Saturnia Cup


 This cup comes as a reminder of the many moments I spent with my friend Marzia and our families at the thermal baths of Saturnia. The Maremma region in Tuscany provides the perfect setting for this place. A location where the man was able to keep up to date with […]

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 ROSE: FOOD FOR THE SOUL These are the varieties of roses present at Santa Caterina. Flowers and food are the elements that sustain our lives, both physically and soulfully. The rose in its myriad forms, shapes, colors, scents, is a flower for excellence and is known throughout the world. May […]