Meatless ‘Sugo Finto’ (“Fake”) Pasta Sauce

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Sugo Finto - "Fake Sauce" - uses celery, carrots and onion in a red wine tomato sauce to produce a rich, hearty flavor for pasta without meat. I learned this recipe at a Tuscan cooking class at Fattoria Corsignano near Siena, Italy. You won't miss the meat, I promise!

German Königsberger Klopse – Meatballs in Sour Cream and Caper Sauce

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In the course of my teaching I meet such wonderful people, especially my students. Most of them are adults and are in it for business purposes. What’s interesting is that I teach most of them via Skype online so we never meet in person. Nonetheless, we get to know each other quite well and become friends.

One such student is Martina, a young German woman who works for an international bank and so needs English for that purpose. But I have learned that she and her husband have a pair of lovebirds which I hear in the background during our weekly lessons. Martina has the most delightful laugh and uses it often. Whenever she does, the birds raise a crescendo of singing in response. It must be a bright, sunny household! read more