Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905
Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter, Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel made up by that writer.If you have too many tomatoes, or tonight it is going to freezeThere is an archaeologist Inglese in this story where “she” tries to hide me (as if now I will just keep quiet and not tell more things that I know). Beh! Behind the old mill house where that archaeologist is renting (beyond the pool with the waterfall where the beautiful Signora once swam naked) there is a big orto – a vegetable garden – in a field. My husband, Niccolo, used to tend this for the Americans who owned the mill; but of course the archaeologist had other things to think of (I told the beautiful Signora that what God sees, everybody sees; but she did not hear!) and for that year the tomatoes were all spoiled.