A couple of weeks ago we had the chance of visiting the wonderful city of Siena. An amazing city in Italy’s central Tuscany, distinguished by its medieval brick buildings.
The fan-shaped Piazza del Campo is dominated by the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown. From this square at the center of town extend the city’s 17 historic wards, here are some of the pictures we snapped.
One of our favorite rice recipe is “Dirty Rice” with our personal spin on it. As usual we try to give our own twist on simple and common dishes. This particular one is made using “Parboiled” rice mixed with minced pork previously cooked down in chilli flakes flavored extra virgin olive oil, garlic paste, paprika, and adobo with a touch of balsamic vinegar-based ketchup and sweet peas.
We paired this dish with a bottle of 2014 “Novello” from Toscana, Vino Novello, Italian for ‘young wine‘, is a light, fruity, red wine produced throughout the peninsula, Novello is similar to its French cousin “Beaujolais” in taste, body and color, but is produced using several grape varieties with a more simple fermentation process.