Saturday, October 23, 2010


Today I went up to Azienda Agricola Infantino, a nearby organic farm, for a cooking class and lunch. Each time I have been to Emilio and Mariska's farm has been a wonderful experience.  The company and the food are both wonderful.

Today we enjoyed antipasti of sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, olives, capers, spicy chili paste, and bread.

We got to sample some Balsamic Vinegar - the good stuff from Modena, the kind that you might eat with strawberries.  If you would like to buy some of the "good stuff'" check out the ingredient list.  It should have "mosto d'uva cotto" and that is it!  If it has aceto di vino (wine vinegar), caramel, or anything else you are getting the cheap stuff, even if the price tag says otherwise.

We also enjoyed homemade lasagna, roasted potatoes and vegetables, and a beef roast stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, all cooked in an outdoor wood-fired oven.  DELICIOUS!

Once the food was out of the oven I was more focused on eating than taking photos, as is usual for me. Since I don't have photos of the rest of the food you'll have to suffice with photos of adorable kittens!!  These precious ones were running around and playing as we were enjoying our meal.  Too cute!!

Mid Yawn :)


Sheena said...

cuuuute kitties!
I miss the sun dried tomatoes... yum =)

Natalie said...

YUM! Sounds like a great class.

Thanks for the balsamic tip! I didn't know that before!