As mentioned in the previous post, we’ll be in for a change of scenery when we head out to Tuscany for some food festivals, and here’s a taste of what to expect. Criscioletta, a specialty exclusive to Cascio (Lucca), is a very thin pancake made with corn flour, durum wheat flour, and water. Cooked between 2 steel plates, the flat rounds are embellished with pancetta to produce a very tasty snack. I found this youtube video and couldn’t help but mentally reach for a bottle of Sangiovese (at 10am!) as I watched this, so I hope to remember to take photos of all the action while we’re there!
Video credit: Mauro Bertoncini’s Cottura Criscioletta
Weather update: this will be the year that everyone (by now) will have wondered what the heck happened to summer. We were doing just fine a few days ago at 28°C, but now we’re back down in the lower digits and it hasn’t changed since this morning.