Author: Rachel Priestley

Rachel Priestley, a cook and wine and food consultant, has opened Italian restaurants and wine bars in Italy and in Vienna. Passionate about Italian food, she has spent 10 years living and working in Italy, including six years in Tuscany. She exports a line of gourmet artisan-produced Italian products and fine Italian wines into New Zealand, where she produces a range of products. She divides her time between Tuscany and New Zealand. You can contact her at [email protected] and follow her on twitter: @ProdigaDaughter.
November 5, 2009

Peposo perfection

  My first-floor apartment in Florence has a private garden outside the back door-and a wine bar outside my front door. Fuori Porta is right below me, and the kitchen’s extractor fan blows hot and strong straight into my garden. It is just as well that I love their food, and I choose what to […]
October 22, 2009

Omlette vs. frittata

The French omelette and the Italian frittata are just about as different from each other as the French are from the Italians. One is all fluff and show, a bit like a peacock showing its tail. Don't get me wrong: I love a good French omelette-the lightness of