We all think about food constantly; some of us think about cooking constantly too. Those of us who make a habit of being in the kitchen know that cooking is at once a practice and an art form, with rewards both tangible and sublime. Primo Pezzo is a collection of my favorite recipes, and an archive of my food photography. I aim to share dishes that are beautiful, practical and delicious.
Pezzo means “piece” in Italian, and much of the inspiration for the blog comes from Italian culinary traditions. I love the Mediterranean style of snacking, whether you call it tapas, mezze, or antipasti. Serving food in this way inspires communal eating and just feels more festive. So you will find many recipes on Primo Pezzo for “cichetti”, bite-sized appetizers to be enjoyed with cocktails. But above all, I am drawn to the simple, seasonal approach that Italians home cooks have been using for centuries. It’s a thoughtful, efficient way of cooking that distills the best qualities from each ingredient.
Thank you for visiting and buon appetito!