Author Archives: Francesca

About Francesca

I am a cook and the founder and art director of Flora's Table, the fine cooking and wine blog. Check us out at www.florastable.com :-)

Beyond boundaries: cat’s tongue cookies

I dedicate this post to Her Majesty and not because she is my daughter but because she is that person in my life who pushes me to step out of my comfort zone and experience situations that otherwise I would never put myself … Continue reading

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Because the scale never lies: Farro and Legumes Soup

4 Servings Hello everyone! The Holiday season is behind us but our Christmas tree is still up and some of Santa’s presents (unwrapped) are still laying under the tree – mostly because they are so ugly I’m not quite sure what to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year to you all!!! We wish you all the best for this upcoming year: health, success, happiness and… lots of delicious food and greatly paired wine! 🙂 Francesca & Stefano

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Home is where the heart is

Today’s post is not about food or recipes. It is not about one of my silly stories either. Today’s post is about something important that recently happened to me. You see that little blue book with the golden eagle on the cover? … Continue reading

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Doing it my way: Strawberry and Pastry Cream Puffs

I have a set of rules I try to live by every day. One of them is never to judge others and stay away from judgmental people as much as I try to avoid contagious diseases. I like to live my … Continue reading

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When the kitchen calls your name: Ricotta and Edamame Flan

4 Servings Hello there! Hope you had a great summer. We had a lovely time in Italy and Corsica (France). This year I decided it was time for Her Majesty (who is 9) to start getting to know my hometown … Continue reading

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When celebrations are in order: an epochal ruling and a tomato and provolone risotto

The saying goes that everyone is entitled to their opinion. I do not completely agree. I think that everyone is entitled to their opinion as long as it is respectful and mindful of the fact that other people’s opinion may … Continue reading

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Poached Pear Chocolate Puddings | Winter Menu | Dessert

Originally posted on The Dinner Party Collective:
By this stage of the Dinner Party you should be feeling totally relaxed, especially in the knowledge that your beautiful little desserts have been totally prepped and are almost ready to go. So…

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Pan Fried Quail with Vincotto Glazed Grapes | Winter Menu | Main Course

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Originally posted on The Dinner Party Collective:
Pan Fried Quail with Vincotto Glazed Grapes | Celeriac Puree | Grilled Treviso Radicchio I resent being stuck in the kitchen while my friends enjoy good wine and spirited conversation at the dining…

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Going against the “season trend”: Cremini Mushroom Soup for TDPC

The Dinner Party Collective’s Winter Menu is finally out and it looks amazing! At the beginning of this social roller-coaster, I asked our lovely Chief Editor Margot to be given a chance to play my first food round in the … Continue reading

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