Sylvia’s Truffle Salad with Walnuts

Sylvia's Truffle Salad with Walnuts
If you've treated yourself to a truffle or two, here's a simple recipe idea to accompany a roast chicken, duck or thick grilled steak. Prepare a salad with York Town Organics Baby Cos and Micro Salad Leaves. I've also used Radicchio from my kitchen garden, a beautiful deep ruby-red Italian chicory I grow for the [...]

Sylvia’s Ribollita Tuscan Kale Soup

Sylvia's Ribollita Tuscan Kale Soup
Ribollita is a Tuscan peasant style (vegetarian) soup made with bread, vegetables, cannellini beans and the essential ingredient is the robust green Cavolo Nero or Tuscan Kale. Ribollita in Italian translated literally means “re-boiled”. This soup has medieval origins as it is believed that servants collected the left-overs from wealthy banquets and re-boiled the bread, [...]

Best Way To Truly Appreciate a Truffle

Sylvia's Tamar Valley Truffle Taster
It is Winter. It also means it is Truffle time. This brings back memories of my hosting the opening of the Truffle Season with Tamar Valley Truffles at Launceston's Harvest Market on Saturday 28th June 2012. Winter is the season to relish and savour a special winter indulgence. One of my most enjoyable culinary delights [...]