I interviewed a hotel clerk in Florence and asked him what his favorite foods were. He said that he loved pasta and pizza. When I asked him what his favorite non-Italian dish was he said goulash. I was very excited to find his tastes were so diverse! I asked him where he got goulash and he replied that he had tried it in Hungary. There was nowhere in Florence to eat goulash. It was very simple for him; he ate Italian food at home and when he travelled, he would sample the foreign cuisine.
Archive for January, 2010
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Glogg, or a Scandinavian style hot mulled wine, is a great drink for winter gatherings. It lends itself to large quantities, and caramelizing the sugar with the flaming alcohol is an entertaining show. It is easy to adjust the recipe below to your tastes by adding or removing spices as you please.
Squash soup is a winter staple for me. I make a big batch, and freeze the leftovers in single servings- portable and perfect for lunch at work. If you prefer a creamier soup, replace the water with milk.
This dish is made on the stove or in the slow cooker, but is best left for a time when you will be home most of the day. The result is a rich, complex stew that is pretty healthy for you. I served mine with polenta and collard greens.