It's fall here in Saluzzo. The leaves are changing color and falling from the trees. When it's a clear day, you can see snow topped peaks on the mountains. I love fall. I love the weather and the smell and I love the food! It's autumn in my kitchen and I've been cooking with all sorts of seasonal ingredients. We were gifted a crate of apples and I like to turn a few into apple pie or sauteed apples every so often. There's nothing like warm apple slices with cinnamon and sugar!
I can't walk by a good looking squash or some strong smelling leeks without imagining what I can do once I get them into my kitchen. The other day I made a favorite recipe for mushroom soup from Smitten Kitchen.
Those are chestnuts being roasted on an open fire below. Does it make you feel like singing or like eating?
We're loving the weather (even if it's overcast and a bit damp, it hasn't been cold) and we're looking forward to our upcoming visit. Oh, one other great thing about fall, Fabri & Gaetano have started brewing again after taking a break for the summer. We haven't tasted the newest bitter from Palmotta brewery (the name they've decided on combines their last names) yet, but I have a feeling it's going to be even better than the last, which was awesome!