It's triple-digit hot.
So of course it's time to cook Italian food over the stove.
After the trip of a lifetime to Italy this spring, I promised to cook Italian this summer. I decided to learn to cook from the best, Marcela Hazan, and her cookbook Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking full of essential, need-to-know recipes of, well the classic dishes of Italian cooking.
Update: I have made over three dozen recipes from Marcela's book.
Newsflash: Marcela does not disappoint.
Newsflash P.S.: My jeans are getting snug because I am eating so much good food but still! I cannot stop cooking and eating Italian!
I made and ate Marcela's fresh carrot salad (Directions: shred the carrots, toss them with salt, olive oil, and lemon.) Verdict: Amazing. It will re-energize your love for carrots.