Eggplant, tomato and basil sauce with ricotta

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This simple sauce relies on good eggplants (aubergines), tasty, ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and a good ricotta cheese. A real treat in the autumn at our cooking school in Tuscany!
pomarola

Pomarola ~ Simple fresh tomato and basil sauce

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During our cooking vacations in Italy, we teach you various tomato sauces, some that are packed with tasty vegetables and some that have a purer tomato taste. This simple sauce relies on good, tasty, ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and a good olive oil.

Artichoke sauce for pasta

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Artichokes can seem daunting - what to do with all those leaves??!! But once you have conquered the fear, this nutritious and delicious vegetable will become a favourite.

Simple zucchini (courgette) pasta sauce

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When the zucchini glut is upon us, we have this a couple of times a week. It’s light but fragrant and satisfying.

Pasta and bean soup

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Since Italian cuisine is so regional, there are dozens of versions of this delicious, hearty soup. In Tuscany, white cannellini beans are used.

Sugo finto - A meatless ragu

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This is a poor man’s meat sauce: the vegetables are cut finely to simulate a ground beef texture and the result is very tasty indeed.