We’ve just returned from a few hot and heady days in Rome enjoying some delicious food –and arrived home in time for an English heat wave.Our west-facing kitchen was too hot to handle last night and, to be honest, the fridge was a bit bare post-holiday. So I assembled a few ingredients (including some prosciutto and Pecorino we bought in a wonderful deli in the Campo dei Fiori the previous day) and we decamped to the cool grass in the garden with a glass of deep chilled Orvieto Classico and an icy bottle of San Pellegrino. It’s hardly a recipe, but it may provide some inspiration for your own no-cook supper in the coming days; I gather this weather is here to stay.
Our picnic consisted of three plates (clockwise from top left):
A: Rainbow room salad with lots of added parsley.
B: Mozzarella di Bufala torn into small pieces, prosciutto di Parma, and a ripe peach sliced into segments*.
C: A salad of wild rocket and red lettuce, heritage tomatoes, celery crescents, a jar of artichoke antipasti, and some shavings of organic Pecorino cheese – dressed with extra virgin olive oil. Black olives would have been nice but I didn’t think of it at the time!
*If the peach is ripe enough I always slice it on the stone, segment by segment and gently pull each segment off. Much easier than trying to remove the stone first.
3 thoughts on “An Italian Picnic”
Just back from Italy today as well having a spent a wonderful week on the beautiful Adriatic coast near Pescara. Fabulous food and your salads just bring back happy memories. Fridge bare so we’re having roasted cherry tomato pasta with parmesan.
Glad to bring back good memories! Thank you for dropping by.
Wow! I wish I could rustle that up from my empty fridge! x