When it comes to beaches, Italy’s got a lot of options, but I feel most at home in the Tuscan beach town of Forte Dei Marmi. This beach town is less than an hour from Florence but feels like another world free of tourists and full of locals.
It's that time. That time when summer is still hanging around but it has finally started to cool down. So there's plenty of late summer produce at the market but the temps are finally reasonable enough that you can turn on the oven without melting. Which means it's time to make this simple Roasted Eggplant, Crisp Garlic, and Basil Pasta.
My latest obsession has been this buttermilk and strawberry lassi. Some swear you must use whole milk yogurt to call it a lassi, but I like the tang and frothiness that comes from blended buttermilk. From there, riff as you please, but don’t skip the cardamom and rosewater because they take it from meh to a tall sip of India.