It's August and that means an abundance from the garden, your own or the local farmers' market. We have a perfect recipe from southern Italy to showcase all those wonderful summer vegetables - giambotta! This ratatouille-style Italian vegetable dish is an easy main course for light summer dining. A stew of zucchini, squash, red bell pepper, tomatoes and sausage is a typical dish of what you'd see in southern Italian kitchens during August. What really makes this dish pop is the handful of chopped herbs at the end! Pair it with excellent country bread slathered with fresh herb butter and you've got a delicious, summer meal!

As with all of you, the pandemic has severely limited our ability to travel this year, but we are really looking forward to our travels next year and have begun planning! We are reaching out to all those who scheduled a culinary tour with us this year and will give them first dibs on spots for next year's tours. We have lots of weeks planned and hope that you will join us next year. Our dates are listed below.

Buon appetito!
Gina and Mary