Fiadone, A Corsican Dessert & A Giveaway
I realize that I never posted a recap of my BlogHer Food experience and although work being the primary reason, well…I really don’t have another reason. Many bloggers were doing such a good job at putting into words all the feelings experienced during that weekend that I commented on theirs instead of writing mine. I did go to BlogHer Food with some goals such as deliberately meeting some folks to see if my first online impressions matched my second in real life ones but also to let the unexpected guide me to meet new faces or take part in amazing conversations.
That’s how I met Michael (deliciously devilish), and Stephen (super talented photog), told Aida Mollenkamp I digged her shoes of all things, had an Oprah moment in the conference hotel bathroom with Tami and Jeanne and finally crushed hard on this little firecracker of a woman, Georgia Pelligrini. And I also digged her boots. No I don’t have a foot fetish, I just have major crushes on strong women, marrying beauty and fearlessness.
Georgia could be a model. Instead she roams the world to discover "culinary artisans across the world, who are fighting to preserve their food traditions." She compiled 16 of them into a book "Food Heroes" that came out this past September. Listening to Georgia’s enthusiasm about the people in each story was like drinking moonshine. It’s sweet, powerful and it burns your eyes it’s so good. I promised myself to order a copy as soon as I got home. Georgia beat me to it and sent me one with a little note telling me to check the chapters on the two artisans in France.
For the next 30 minutes I was in another world. It’s one thing to tell the story of someone. It’s another thing to tell someone’s story. Georgia knows how to do just that. In no time I was back on the hills of my childhood, running among the olive trees and picking fresh figs to eat on the way back from school. I wanted to read about all the other people in her book and without realizing it, night had fallen while I was deep into the story of Bill Best, the seed librarian in Berea, Kentucky.
There’s something comforting for an historian like me to know that some people make a life out of preserving food traditions. As Ruhlman said during the conference, "food is our humanity" and these people are our humanity keepers. Keeping traditions alive is a testament of our ability to understand passion for quality and care. I see that every Saturday morning when I go to the farmers market in downtown Charleston. We have genuine artisans among them, people with the skills of working their product in an ethical and organic fashion. To pass their passions and a bit of their story on to us everytime we go and take the time to chat for a couple of minutes.
It’s a special treat to see these farmers' eyes light up with every question I ask or when I tell them what I cooked or baked with the produce or meats I got the week before. There is an exchange far beyond that of goods and paper bills. There is humanity. I always feel a little closer to that when I can buy a product in its raw form and turn it into something else, simply by applying the teachings of other artisans I met when I worked in restaurant kitchens. Food artisans and food lovers would be miserable without one another.
I was really excited to get the first delivery of fresh goat’s milk of the morning the other day at the market. I bought more than two people would consume in one week and I know the people at Joseph Fields Farm thought I was a bit strange. I had a plan. I had been craving faisselle, a soft large curd cheese I grew up eating and wanted to make a few batches with goat’s milk for a change. I think if I were to become an artisan, I would raise goats and make cheese. I am serious.
I made so much faisselle that I quickly had to think about ways to use it. I love it barely drained from its whey with a bit of honey and a sprinkle of walnuts in the Winter. In the Summer, I like to mash up so raspberries and sugar along with it. In the Fall? Well…I had never thought about that one. Yet. Until one of our friend mentioned that his work stint was over with here and he was moving back to his native Corsica. I told him to come over for dinner and I would make Fiadone with the fresh faisselle I had just made.
I have spent very little time in Corsica but it was enough to fall in love with its people, its landscape, its energy and its food. One thing I loved almost as immediately as it hit my lips was the Corsican dessert Fiadone. It’s really a cross between a flan and a cheesecake and usually made with brocciu, or brousse, a slightly curdles soft cheese made from cows or goats. All I had to do was make the faisselle, drain it as I would fresh cheese and we were in business.
I know not everyone has access to fresh goats milk to make faisselle for this dessert and the good news is that you can substitute ricotta or well drained yogurt in the same proportion. It is light and refreshing and you can really boost up the flavors anyway you want. We like it with loads of lemon zest but orange or freshly cut pear slices on top would be perfect for the season. Hope you give it a try!
In the spirit of celebrating food crafters and food artisans all over, Georgia is graciously offering two copies of her book to two lucky readers. I dare say lucky because you will want to get on a road trip and visit them all after reading this book! All you have to do to win one of two copies of Food Heroes by Georgia Pellegrini is to leave a comment on this post between today Tuesday November 2nd and Sunday November 7th. One entry per person, no anonymous. That’s it…
I monitor comments manually and I am going out of town for the rest of the week so if you don’t see your comment right away, give me at least 48 hrs before emailing me about it.
Where am I going? I am heading to Indiana to photograph Caitlin’s, from Engineer Baker, wedding. It’s my wedding present to her and J and after our engagement session here this summer, I could not be more excited. I took the week to be with them and give her some bridal shots, document the making of the wedding cakes (yes….she’s doing her own wedding cakes), the rehearsal dinner and of course the ceremony. Those lovebirds are so adorable together…I will try my best to post snapshots!
Fiadone, adapted from "Fromages Frais Maison" by Cathy Ytak
1/2 cup sugar
zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
pinch of salt
1 cup drained faisselle or ricotta cheese
Line an 8×8-inch sqaure pan with parchment paper, butter lightly and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 375F and position a rack in the middle.
In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and the eggs until pale. Add the lemon zest, cornstarch and salt and whisk until blended. Add the drained cheese and whisk well.
Pour into your prepared pan, place into the oven and lower the heat to 350F. Bake for 45 minutes. The cake does not rise, it gets dark around the edges and a knife inserted in the middle should come out clean. Let cool for a few minutes before sharing.
To make faisselle without the traditional molds (what I do at home):
Heat up 4 cups of raw milk or whole milk (cow or goat) and 1 cup of Greek yogurt (full fat) into a large saucepan until the mixture reaches 30C.
In the meantime, place 6 drops of rennet (found at healthfood stores) in the bottom of a large, super clean, bowl.
Once the milk mixture has reached proper temperature, slowly pour it into the bowl with the rennet. Give one turn with a wooden spoon and let sit.
Do not move your bowl or stir again. Leave it alone for a least 6 hours. Very carefully transfer to the fridge. Try not to shake and move the bowl too much to prevent the curds from breaking lose before they are ready.
After another 4-6 hours, the faisselle is ready to be broken into and to be drained to the consistency that you prefer.
Beth November 3, 2010 um 1:30 am
I love reading about food and would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!
Virginia November 3, 2010 um 1:36 am
The book sounds wonderful. I hope I win!
Virginia November 3, 2010 um 1:36 am
The book sounds wonderful. I hope I win!
M @ Betty Crapper November 3, 2010 um 1:42 am
I would love to readore about how you made that goat cheese.
Anonymous November 3, 2010 um 1:43 am
Beautiful. I would love to go to Corsica one day. I hear wonderful things!
Erin November 3, 2010 um 1:44 am
The dessert sounds amazing. We will have to try that some time. Also I am extremely intrigued by the book. I will have to add it to my pile of books to read.
Angie Clossey November 3, 2010 um 1:44 am
Just found this site.Looking forward to browsing the site.
Cindy Ruth November 3, 2010 um 1:44 am
I would so love to win this book. It sounds like it would be so interesting. And another great post from you.
Unknown November 3, 2010 um 1:45 am
Hi! I'm a recent follower, and fellow foodie/musician/student living near you in Columbia, SC. I had been meaning to say hi anyway, and what better post than this?
So, hi! And travel safe to the wedding. She is quite ambitious to bake all of her cakes, but so calm about it that I think she'll make a great engineer.
Jade November 3, 2010 um 1:47 am
Yay! I love reading, and food, and reading about food … this book sounds wonderful!
sydney85 November 3, 2010 um 1:48 am
Have a wonderful time in Indiana and I would love to win a copy of Food Heroes.
Brianne November 3, 2010 um 1:51 am
I love talking to the farmers and artisans at the farmers market. They're a wealth of information (who better to ask how to showcase their wares?). Thanks for hosting this giveaway and have a wonderful time at the wedding!
julie November 3, 2010 um 1:55 am
those look super easy and yummy! also, what a fabulous book. happy tuesday!!
NanaBread (Jeanne) November 3, 2010 um 2:02 am
I would love to own a copy of Georgia's book. It's so beautifully done.
Corey :) November 3, 2010 um 2:09 am
I am absolutely in love with food traditions, and the stories of people trying to preserve them. I would love to read this book – if I don't win (but I hope I do!) I'm going to check it out at my local library.
Kelly November 3, 2010 um 2:13 am
You are a generous friend! I would love to win this cookbook.
lauraelih November 3, 2010 um 2:20 am
Your Fiadone looks beautiful! I too, dream of someday having goats, and maybe some sheep in order to drink their milk, make cheese and spin wool. In the meantime, however, I will spend way too much money at the local creamery 🙂 Would love a copy of the book.
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking November 3, 2010 um 2:20 am
This dessert sounds amazingly light and simple, and the book sounds wonderful!
Have a great trip!
Quiet Lady November 3, 2010 um 2:22 am
This sounds like an amazing book. I love to hear other people's stories.
Melissa November 3, 2010 um 2:22 am
That looks amazing! Can't wait to try it
emily November 3, 2010 um 2:33 am
Great giveaway! That book sounds amazing.
Ginny November 3, 2010 um 2:37 am
Delicious! That cookbook looks amazing! 🙂 Right up my alley!
Laurie Jesch-Kulseth November 3, 2010 um 2:45 am
Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!
Georgia Pellegrini November 3, 2010 um 2:46 am
Reading your blog nourishes my soul. Thank you for reading my book and for your kind words, and most importantly I'm so glad to know you! Enjoy Indiana 🙂
Stephanie November 3, 2010 um 2:47 am
Sounds like an awesome book!
Gosia November 3, 2010 um 2:49 am
I know I would love to read the Food Heroes. Your sentiments in regards to tradition, artisan food efforts, and respect what we buy and eat are all mine, as well. Raising goats and making cheese is a viable option, after all. Mine would be milling my own grains to bake artisan breads. Loved the post!
Cate Holst November 3, 2010 um 2:50 am
Wow, I would so love to win Georgia's book. Thanks for offering the give-away
LadyWild November 3, 2010 um 2:54 am
That cookbook looks amazing.
Jeanne November 3, 2010 um 2:58 am
I sure wish that we had fresh goat's milk at our farmers market! How lucky you are. The faisselle and fiadone look incredible!
jamie November 3, 2010 um 3:02 am
i'm supposed to be dieting, but what the hell. this looks good. i'll do an extra mile this weekend.
Lora November 3, 2010 um 3:04 am
I love your blog and would LOVE a copy of this delish book!
Jill November 3, 2010 um 3:11 am
You are one of my favorite food photographers. You take the best pictures 😀
And I'd love to win a copy of this book!
Meg November 3, 2010 um 3:26 am
Sally – My Custard Pie November 3, 2010 um 3:34 am
If I'm not lucky enough to win this book I'll buy it. The role of people like Georgia Pellegrini and the food heroes she portrays is at one end of the spectrum counterbalancing the food atrocities that big business forces on us as portrayed in the film Food Inc. We need more people like her. Thanks for showcasing (and tbe delish photos as always).
Laura November 3, 2010 um 3:37 am
I'll throw in my entry for the book – and look forward to seeing wedding pictures!
Anonymous November 3, 2010 um 3:38 am
hope i win 🙂
purple_elephantss @ yahoo.com
Tahoe Grrl November 3, 2010 um 3:42 am
Please sign me up for a copy of Georgia's book!
Messy Kitchen, Frazzled Cook November 3, 2010 um 3:58 am
What a wonderful idea and how perfect that she has published! We must all work to keep traditions alive and passed on to future generations.
Unknown November 3, 2010 um 3:58 am
I checked out all your links and found out a whole other world of brilliant bloggers, so thank you for sharing about them with us! I may not be a Food Hero (yet), but the way G. Pelligrini lives her amazing life is thoroughly inspiring!
Ellen November 3, 2010 um 4:01 am
this little treat looks fantastic! as does the book. thanks for the giveaway.
Lori November 3, 2010 um 4:06 am
Are we all artisans if we preserve tradition? If we preserve the old ways? Perhaps the book can explain that. Nevertheless, I am a purist and look forward to reading about like-minded people.
Sarah November 3, 2010 um 4:16 am
Thanks for the giveaway!
Ceren November 3, 2010 um 4:19 am
I was planning to bake a cheesecake these days, maybe I'll try this one as you say it's similar to cheesecake..but I have a concern about using goat's cheese because last time I baked cheesecake I used ''white cheese''-not sure if it's available everywhere but it's similar to goat's cheese in texture and the result was a not even cream thick watery liquid 😀 Maybe it was because I didn't drain it before using kike you said?
The Whimsical Wife November 3, 2010 um 4:41 am
I love artisans… keeping the traditions alive! Your blog is the highlight to my day! Thanks for the post and giveaway!
Lisa November 3, 2010 um 5:32 am
That book sounds amazing and the perfect way to relax after I finish exams next week!
Phoebe November 3, 2010 um 6:19 am
wow! I definitely want to read this book! Hope I win..
Eunice Chen November 3, 2010 um 6:25 am
The book looks like a good winter evening read, thanks for the post and giveaway!
Bellameru November 3, 2010 um 6:28 am
Mmm, I love fiadones! I might make some tomorrow with yogurt… Or maybe right now. …<3
Anonymous November 3, 2010 um 6:34 am
You are a hero too sharing with us your traditions and your recipes.
Ravenous Rowie November 3, 2010 um 6:41 am
Wow! What an amazing wedding gift! I'm sure it will be appreciated for years and years! I am totally excited about this giveaway! Books are my obsession, next to baking! Thanks for the great opportunity!
Rosa's Yummy Yums November 3, 2010 um 6:55 am
That Fiadone looks marvelous and so do your lovely shots! A great giveaway.
hannepa November 3, 2010 um 6:59 am
The book sounds great!
Kavey November 3, 2010 um 7:54 am
How can anyone resist entering the competition? Yes, please!
As always, salivating over your recipe and photographs!
Kelly November 3, 2010 um 8:08 am
Gorgeous, as always. I don't know anything about Corsica, but now my interest is piqued. And artisan food has been a personal passion since forever. I think, in a strange way, it comes from the DIY, frontier-esque spirit of my family.
Dominique November 3, 2010 um 8:16 am
Un nouveau livre de cuisine? cela me tente bien…
m November 3, 2010 um 8:34 am
That's so funny, I'm always dreaming of giving up my job at University and buy some goats and cows and retreat to the Aegean coast here in Turkey… I can already picture my son running around, collecting the fresh eggs… Great post! and a wonderful recipe…
Miriam November 3, 2010 um 8:44 am
When I'm old(er) I want to take photos just like these ones… 😉
My Little Expat Kitchen November 3, 2010 um 8:59 am
What a wonderful dessert. I love these milky concoctions. Thanks!
Romy November 3, 2010 um 9:13 am
I'm collecting books I want to read on a very long plane ride I'm taking in a few weeks – this book looks like it would complement my stack perfectly! Hope I win it! 🙂
Coconut and Vanilla November 3, 2010 um 9:38 am
I'm also following Georgia's blog and I love her. As I would to hav a copy of her book, which is on my Amazon wish list, since it came out ;).
Anonymous November 3, 2010 um 9:39 am
You really make a wonderful description of the book. I have already bookmarked it. The recipe looks also fantastic, we will try it out soon
irene November 3, 2010 um 10:03 am
I always wanted to try making my own cheese, looks delicious, thanks!
egidija November 3, 2010 um 10:17 am
beautiful as usually…
Unknown November 3, 2010 um 10:29 am
What a lovely cake recipe, I love ricotta cheese.
I hope I win the book! 🙂
Delphine November 3, 2010 um 10:34 am
I would love to win this book ! Thanks to Georgia for the contest : xxx
Leah November 3, 2010 um 10:59 am
Like you, I'm fascinated about the history of things – people, places and food. This book sounds like it's right up my alley!
Anna @londonfoodieny November 3, 2010 um 11:29 am
I've never heard of these before but I love the way they look! Are they a bit like a cheesecake?
Juliana November 3, 2010 um 11:30 am
What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to read the book.
Unknown November 3, 2010 um 11:35 am
This book sounds wonderful. Thanks for writing about it and for the giveaway.
Elaine November 3, 2010 um 11:42 am
The book sounds amazing. Have a wonderful time at the wedding!
Tomatoes for Sal November 3, 2010 um 11:48 am
So enjoy reading your blog…always a treat. Would love this book!!
Carla November 3, 2010 um 12:08 pm
Thanks the chance at a great giveaway, sounds like a wonderful book!
carmen November 3, 2010 um 12:11 pm
The book sounds amazing. Have a great trip!
runningcarmie at gmail dot com
Alanna Kellogg November 3, 2010 um 12:17 pm
What a tribute on so many levels … add my name to the list!
PS I've cut spam to virtually nil by using Blogger's new spam-reporting functions. Oh and I see from the note that you "don't accept anonymous comments" but in fact, you are. 🙂
linda November 3, 2010 um 12:19 pm
lovely post…you are so honest & classic & it is my delight to read your posts.
thank you for including me in this great giveaway.
all the best!
Zach & Erin Ward November 3, 2010 um 12:21 pm
My husband and I have also decided to one day keep goats to feed our goat cheese and cheese-making obsession…The book sounds wonderful. I will definitely read it regardless if I win or not.
JAntoinette November 3, 2010 um 12:23 pm
Beautiful, as always. Food Heroes is definitely going on my Christmas list.
enqi! November 3, 2010 um 12:23 pm
Hello! I would love the book! 🙂
Helena November 3, 2010 um 12:33 pm
I just love how some people (like you) can touch me just with words 🙂
Brandi November 3, 2010 um 12:34 pm
I would love to read this book! And thank you for the idea of making cheese with goat's milk. I like to leave it to the professionals, but I have make ricotta many times so why not try using goat's milk cheese? Yippee!
Molly Ann Cartwright November 3, 2010 um 12:35 pm
Sounds like a great book.
Courtney November 3, 2010 um 12:50 pm
This would be a wonderful read, I'm sure! Thanks for the chance to win!
Monica M. November 3, 2010 um 1:36 pm
Oh, I would love this book. I love reading about different cultures and their foods. Very interesting. This dessert sounds exquisite too.
Anonymous November 3, 2010 um 1:54 pm
Wonderful post. Would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks!!
Erin November 3, 2010 um 1:56 pm
We review books about sustainable agriculture and food traditions at www.farmbrarian.com, and we'd love to get our hands on a copy of this great book!
nagi November 3, 2010 um 1:57 pm
thank you so much for posting about this book and offering a giveaway. Food Heroes sounds like a must have!
Vakker Pike November 3, 2010 um 1:58 pm
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Maria November 3, 2010 um 2:00 pm
Love this treat! Have fun at the wedding. I can't wait to see a few of your photos. Give the bride and groom a big squeeze:)
Sarah Naveen November 3, 2010 um 2:05 pm
Adore your photographic skills.
Cant wait to get hold of this book 🙂
Anonymous November 3, 2010 um 2:09 pm
This books sounds right up my alley! I'd love to read it!
MoiraElizabeth November 3, 2010 um 2:11 pm
I am so excited about this giveaway!!!
Christi November 3, 2010 um 2:11 pm
The book sounds great…this will be a great read in the winter months to come!
mary November 3, 2010 um 2:15 pm
I would love to win this book – it sounds like the perfect thing to curl up with and escape!
TRAN! (www.thinktran.com) November 3, 2010 um 2:18 pm
I just started reading Chef Georgia Pellegrini's blog a few months ago and I LOVE IT! I love her ability to go everywhere and kill, clean, butcher, and then cook her own food. She's totally inspirational, I would have to put her as one of my "Food Heroes".
Lizzabell November 3, 2010 um 2:23 pm
My Birthday falls on 7th Nov, the book would be a lovely gift!
Thanks in advance! 😉
Anonymous November 3, 2010 um 2:31 pm
An inspiring post, and that fresh goat cheese looks amazing! Have a blast at the wedding.
Tracy Grant November 3, 2010 um 2:32 pm
Here in Traverse City, Mi. area their are quite a few farmers and artisans that would be excellent for a second book!
I would love to read the first 🙂
I do have access to fresh goats milk..they are plentiful around here. I hope to give this a try.
Anonymous November 3, 2010 um 2:33 pm
Oh dear. I promised myself I would stop trying for these giveaways but book + food? I think I need a copy.
Soma November 3, 2010 um 2:37 pm
It sounds like an amazing book!
the recipe is calling my name. So simple but elegant.
Alyssa D November 3, 2010 um 2:47 pm
Perfect timing! My roommate and I just purchased fresh ricotta last night but used so much less than intended, and I was wondering what I should do with it so it didn't languish away in the fridge. I found my answer. Sounds delicious!
martina November 3, 2010 um 2:52 pm
Beautiful post, full of passion… enjoy the wedding
Carla November 3, 2010 um 2:53 pm
I have some ricotta cheese that I was wondering what to do with it. Perfect idea.
jabreb November 3, 2010 um 2:56 pm
Would love to read Food Heroes – thankful for the wonderful people who preserve our food cultures/methods.
Sudhana November 3, 2010 um 2:59 pm
Thanks for the giveaway and the awesome looking recipe!
Julia November 3, 2010 um 3:15 pm
Thank you for posting this recipe! I look forward to trying it. When I was a teenager, I had a pen friend from Corsica and have always wanted to visit the island.
If you're near Indianapolis on your trip, be sure to check out Traders Point Creamery. It's the best milk I've had since moving to America from Australia. The chocolate will knock your socks off!
juliaelmer at hotmail dot come
Elana November 3, 2010 um 3:20 pm
I'd like to throw my digital hat in the ring for this book – looks fantastic!
Helene November 3, 2010 um 3:25 pm
uAlannah: let me address your points: I use the new Blogger spam filter too and I still like to monitor comments myself. It's a personal preference.
As far as anonymous comments, if someone uses the anonymous and adds a name or an email address, some sort of recognition that they are not a robot, in the comment box, I publish it. They are not anonymous anymore, they just decided not to sign in with an email account.
The only true anon comments I let pass are the ones from family members like my mother who still don't know how to comment after 4 years. They usually email to tell me so.
Sleep late….. dream more November 3, 2010 um 3:28 pm
This dessert sounds delightful, and the book sounds wonderful!
Scott Morris November 3, 2010 um 3:28 pm
Yay for giveaways! Food books are my very favorite types of books…probably why I follow your awesome blog. –Scott Morris
Ria Mathew November 3, 2010 um 3:29 pm
This book is going to be a great read.
Just like her, I made my own wedding cake (15 Feb 2010). But the only difference was that, I made it on the day of our wedding and it was such a crazy wacky day and I don't have a single pic of the cake-making process! She is so lucky to have a person like you to document it. I wish I could marry Jobin once again, just so that I could ask you to click some pics of me baking/decorating our wedding cake.
Hope you have an amazing time in Indiana 🙂
kate November 3, 2010 um 3:31 pm
i use faisselle often at work in making sorbets, i love its tanginess, but i did not know it was so easy to make at home! as always, an amazing post and love the book suggestion!
With Style and Grace November 3, 2010 um 3:37 pm
A sincere thank you for the continuous inspiration from creating in the kitchen to behind the camera lens! My favorite part about the Holidays is recreating my grandmother's recipes, taking photos and sending them to her. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway!
Laura November 3, 2010 um 3:37 pm
I wonder if I could use farmers cheese to make this–it looks so good! And easy.
Great giveaway, too.
rudie2shoes November 3, 2010 um 3:38 pm
Oh the book sounds fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway!
Madeleine November 3, 2010 um 3:43 pm
Corsica is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. And with my love of flan and cheesecake, this recipe is going on the top of my list of things to make this weekend. Les doigts croisés — je veux gagner!
Fashion Tidbits November 3, 2010 um 3:48 pm
ooooooooooooooooh gimme!!! 🙂
DJ November 3, 2010 um 3:56 pm
I'm a regular reader of ur blog..and I absolutely love it..
Thanks for the giveaway..
Amanda Hawkins November 3, 2010 um 4:00 pm
Here's to the luck of the draw! And to delightful food.
Michelle Stiles November 3, 2010 um 4:08 pm
Thanks for sharing this book. It just went on my wish list!
Unknown November 3, 2010 um 4:22 pm
This has been added to our weekend dessert menu! Thank you and safe travels.
Carolyn November 3, 2010 um 4:24 pm
I never cease to be amazed at what one can do with homemade cheeses. Thanks so much for the recipe and the opportunity for the giveaway.
Chelsea November 3, 2010 um 4:27 pm
The book sounds fantastic! Fingers crossed.
elizabeyta November 3, 2010 um 4:28 pm
This dessert sounds fabulous! It is something I must try.
The book is on my library list 🙂
Italian and British Daughter November 3, 2010 um 4:29 pm
I come from a family of Chefs so it is in my blood…this book sounds like a wonderful read as is your beautiful Blog!! ~Thank you~
Teresa November 3, 2010 um 4:32 pm
The Fiadone sounds wonderful, as does the book. I love reading oral histories and this seems right up my alley. I'll have to check it out.
Rhamantus November 3, 2010 um 4:34 pm
Hello! I have been reading your blog for a few months now, though this is my first comment. Just wanted to tell you how much I love your photographs. They are beautiful! Very few people can take an everyday item like an egg and make a photo of it a work of art. 🙂
I think that book sounds interesting, too. There's a lot of junk food out there, and it's heartening that there are people out there who want to preserve authenticity in food.
Kristin November 3, 2010 um 4:34 pm
"Food Heroes" looks like a wonderful read!
Stephanie November 3, 2010 um 4:35 pm
lovely post! crossing my fingers that i will win that awesome looking book…. 🙂
Anonymous November 3, 2010 um 4:44 pm
As a foodie, this book sounds delightful and informative!
[email protected] November 3, 2010 um 4:57 pm
A beautiful post as usual 🙂
Jan November 3, 2010 um 5:13 pm
what a fun book!
Tim S. November 3, 2010 um 5:16 pm
I need something new to read, and this looks good. Pick me!
Salt Lake Sugar November 3, 2010 um 6:02 pm
Ohh, love goat cheese! The book looks great too.
Jessie November 3, 2010 um 6:12 pm
The book sounds wonderful! And the Fiadones look delicious!
Kate @ Savour Fare November 3, 2010 um 6:50 pm
Oh, I was interested in Georgia's book before, but now I'm fascinated! And have fun at the wedding!
Sarah J November 3, 2010 um 6:59 pm
that book looks great. thanks for give aways
LJ November 3, 2010 um 7:15 pm
i love the way that food and culture influence each other. it would be amazing to win and read that book!
Krista November 3, 2010 um 7:17 pm
I would love to have this book, thanks.
Faythe November 3, 2010 um 7:23 pm
Your clear recipe instruction and lovely photographs convince me that I should absolutely try making this. The book sounds wonderful.
Beth November 3, 2010 um 7:34 pm
Fantastic! I can't wait to try this recipe, thank you!
Delishhh November 3, 2010 um 7:34 pm
Nice giveaway! Would love to read it.
saveMeEHJeBus November 3, 2010 um 7:47 pm
omg. i would love to win this book! thanks for the opportunity!
Nikki November 3, 2010 um 7:58 pm
Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful sounding book by Georgia Pellegrini. That you are able to feature this artisanal food book with us, helps make our connection with foods and world more personal.
Alison November 3, 2010 um 8:10 pm
Thanks for introducing me to another cheese to try making. I hope one day to have some fresh water buffalo milk to play with (I've got the buffs but they're not breeding yet). The book looks really interesting, too.
Golden Gate Fam November 3, 2010 um 8:23 pm
I just recently started reading your blog. It is so beautiful and inspiring.
Adi November 3, 2010 um 8:25 pm
Enjoy the wedding! Thanks for the giveaway.
adiluria [at] yahoo [dot] com
Unknown November 3, 2010 um 8:26 pm
your post about food artisans was so moving. regardless of whether i win the giveaway, i definitely will read this book!
Jessica November 3, 2010 um 8:50 pm
Oooo… I love books! All kinds of books and I love your blog! Thanks for the recipe, also.
Skye November 3, 2010 um 9:03 pm
Yay for people who devote their lives to perfecting one corner of the universe. It adds up! I will probably buy the book if I don't win one here =)
dlew November 3, 2010 um 9:05 pm
I need a vacation!
alex chukas November 3, 2010 um 9:11 pm
I love your blog and everything you are representing. Georgia's book sounds fascinating and sounds like a wonderful read!
Kara November 3, 2010 um 9:12 pm
How cool! My sister found a ricotta cheesecake recipe once, I wonder if this is similar? I shall have to make it for her
tanya November 3, 2010 um 9:20 pm
I will definitely read this book. Would love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity and the always beautiful blog.
Mindy D November 3, 2010 um 9:22 pm
This recipes sounds divine!
adriprints November 3, 2010 um 9:26 pm
You are my food hero, Helene!
terri November 3, 2010 um 9:28 pm
sounds like an amazing book–wonder if my public library has it yet?
Tiffany November 3, 2010 um 9:57 pm
Aah- how I would love to visit Corsica!
Anonymous November 3, 2010 um 10:00 pm
Interesting concept for a book. She has the spirit of a true hunter-gatherer. Sounds like a fun read.
Anonymous November 3, 2010 um 10:03 pm
Sounds like an interesting book!
Trish November 3, 2010 um 10:33 pm
I've been following Georgia's blog for a bit. I'm a big fan (of yours too) – I love her writing and her concept of 'slow' food. Yet, I haven't read the book yet. I am intrigued by her 'members only' section. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is so lovely and your photos are breathtaking.
Jamie November 3, 2010 um 10:33 pm
This book looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing
Caroline November 3, 2010 um 10:39 pm
This sounds great! I'd love to be able to check it out. Thank you!
Britney November 3, 2010 um 10:49 pm
goat cheese and a good read is a terrific combo…would love to give it a try. 🙂
Weekend Cowgirl November 3, 2010 um 11:17 pm
I am making this dessert this week. It looks perfect. Would make a great tea party dessert.
Wordfly November 3, 2010 um 11:33 pm
Would love to win a copy of this book! Sounds fascinating! Thanks for sharing.
jacqui November 3, 2010 um 11:52 pm
What a great idea for a book, I'd love to have a copy! Faisselle sounds like an interesting dessert, I'll put it on my must make soon list!
charlene020 November 3, 2010 um 11:57 pm
I LOVE, LOVE anything made with fresh goat's milk – I am fortunate to have a source that keeps me well stocked. I am most assuredly going to make this wonderful dish this week-end! I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance to enter and enjoy your time in Indiana!
Carmen November 4, 2010 um 12:31 am
What a cool idea for a book 🙂
Hettar7 November 4, 2010 um 12:46 am
such few ingredients to create a dessert that sounds so good. i'm in.
Goat Lady November 4, 2010 um 12:59 am
This looks tasty. I have also had dreams of being an artisan goat cheese maker. I lived with dairy goats briefly and made some goat cheese and would love to do it again. And then I could make things like this all the time.
Jayne November 4, 2010 um 1:34 am
I've tried making soft cheeses before last year. I thought it was some phase… as with, you know, stuff like jackets and boots. But then, I've been thinking about the sheer wonder of being able to produce my own cheese. Thanks for the reminder. I think I'll be making some very soon 🙂
jayne [dot] leepj [at] gmail [dot] com
Lisa Ho November 4, 2010 um 1:57 am
Sound like a good read… would love to try one (eventhough I am from downunder)
Mrs. G November 4, 2010 um 1:58 am
Sounds like a great book!
Unknown November 4, 2010 um 2:16 am
This book sounds great as does the recipe for Fiadone.Can the faisselle be made with sheep's milk or coconut milk? I have someone who is highly allergic.
I recently modified your galette recipe using teff instead of millet, goat's milk, and lemon juice and Earth Balance vegan butter stick for this person and she really enjoyed it.
Next I'm going to play with your gluten free puff pastry to see if it can be made without the butter.
I'm thinking the Earth Balance with a little lard perhaps..
Thank you for all your great ideas.
Miki November 4, 2010 um 2:20 am
I have a friend whose partner is allergic to cow's milk. This will be perfect to take to their potluck this weekend!
Helene November 4, 2010 um 2:33 am
Marilyn: sheep's milk yes, coconut milk…I have no idea. That would be an interesting one to try. I am thinking that the lack of animal protein in it would not work but I don't know for sure.
For the puff pastry, if your friend is vegetarian, you might want to skip the lard though.
Maputo Used Book Shop November 4, 2010 um 2:42 am
Thanks for the offer! Come on, lucky draw!
Alli G November 4, 2010 um 2:52 am
Two of my favorite things, food and travel. Looks like a great read.
[email protected] November 4, 2010 um 3:01 am
The fiodone sounds delicious, and I know I would love the book.
Rachel November 4, 2010 um 3:28 am
1. I love your blog.
2. I love Caitlin's blog, and can't believe she is baking her own wedding cake.
3. I might have to go find some local dairy and eggs so that I can make this scrumptious-looking dish!
The InTolerant Chef ™ November 4, 2010 um 3:34 am
I like to make simple cheeses. Do you think I could use junket tablets instead of rennett? I have used them in the past to make simple bocconcini. And would pasteurised goats milk work as well as fresh?
Becky November 4, 2010 um 3:44 am
Thank you so much for sharing about this book. It sounds amazing. I really want to read it. Blessings to you!
Daisy November 4, 2010 um 4:43 am
I love food, i love books…
Rachelino November 4, 2010 um 6:27 am
Thank you so much for the introduction to G. Love her site!
Rah November 4, 2010 um 6:29 am
fingers crossed. always love your photographs and recipes
Amy November 4, 2010 um 7:48 am
Wow, you made me want to get a copy of the book right the way! See if I have any luck here! 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway.
I couldn't agree with you more on your feelings about getting fresh produce from the farmer's market! That's one of the main reasons why I love shopping there so much as well.
I'm sure you'll have a blast at Caitlin and J's wedding. Have fun and I look forward to seeing your amazing photographes.
Debbie D. November 4, 2010 um 11:42 am
Thank you for the wonderful offer. Looking forward to trying the cheese, dessert and seeing wedding pictures!
Cherie November 4, 2010 um 12:05 pm
Yay for preserving traditions! Moving to our little farm on the hill has made me realise more than ever how important it is we don't lose our food traditions. Working with the seasons and our own instinct for food connects us to something much bigger than 'what's for dinner?' How fantastic that Georgia is spreading the word so deliciously!
Mary November 4, 2010 um 12:31 pm
Both the recipes sound wonderful, and I know I'd be up all night reading this book too!
Patricia Scarpin November 4, 2010 um 12:38 pm
I know the photos will be amazing and the wedding will be beautiful.
What a wonderful recipe, Helen – you may be sure I'll be trying it with my homemade ricotta (once you go homemade there's really no way back to store-bought). 😀
You always have the most amazing giveaways – thank you, sweetie!
X November 4, 2010 um 12:52 pm
thanks for the giveaway!
Amazing pics, as always 🙂
hugs from Paris.
Anonymous November 4, 2010 um 1:02 pm
This looks amazing – fresh, easy and clean for a nice fall dessert. Topped with a simple compote? Yum.
Also, another note: I ♥ Bill Best. I met him when I was (much) younger, when Mom was still living in the state. Thanks for giving me the way back to Bill now that I'm back in KY and can help with his mission. 🙂
Shawna November 4, 2010 um 1:44 pm
What a lovely giveaway! I love her boots, too!
The Urban Baker November 4, 2010 um 2:05 pm
Helene, I love your recap and your story telling. My experience was equally great, it truly is a wonderful community we have been blessed to be a part of! As always, your photos send me to the moon and back!
Ashley November 4, 2010 um 2:19 pm
Thanks for the giveaway! I always enjoy seeing your pictures and reading about your culinary adventures.
josiey November 4, 2010 um 2:37 pm
Ummmmm goat cheese! This giveaway is amazing, i've peeked at the book, but really want to read it and share with my family!
Martha November 4, 2010 um 3:10 pm
This sounds like a fantastic book!
We are so lucky in Charleston to have such a wonderful group of true "artisan" farmers – it is not something that I have found anywhere else I have lived.
Cheri Witmer November 4, 2010 um 3:10 pm
This would be wonderful to win!
Rhonda November 4, 2010 um 3:21 pm
The Fiadone just looks so yummy, wish I could be one of your taste testers. I really love wedding photos, doesn't matter if I know the happy couple or not, just looking at the happiness re-enforces my Cinderella condition. And thank you both for the book give-away.
Meagan November 4, 2010 um 3:34 pm
This recipe looks delicious and I love reading your blog! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy of this book!!
Linda November 4, 2010 um 3:36 pm
This book sounds wonderful. I would love to win a copy.
Stephanie November 4, 2010 um 3:40 pm
I just discovered her via Ree's Tasty Kitchen. She is amazing, and I would love her book!
Elaine November 4, 2010 um 3:43 pm
Traditions are meant to be preserved!
tlo7 November 4, 2010 um 3:47 pm
Can't wait to make the Fiadone with some homemade cheese! Thanks for the beautiful blog and inspiring pictures.
Kelly Edm November 4, 2010 um 4:48 pm
What a wonderful giveaway. I'd love to win!
Unknown November 4, 2010 um 4:53 pm
This book sounds wonderful. I would love to read it. I also want to thank you for writing such beautiful posts, I have enjoyed both your stories and your recipes.
Brenda Fisher November 4, 2010 um 5:11 pm
What a lovely look, I hope I win!
Anonymous November 4, 2010 um 5:33 pm
I love reading about food and the people who make it. It's so inspiring to know that there are people out there who care deeply about food and it's traditions.
I will also have to make this fiadone… A combination of flan and cheesecake? How can I resist that?
Sara Di Rienzi November 4, 2010 um 5:43 pm
Mmmm lemon zest and faisselle! The book looks fabulous too!
natwhat November 4, 2010 um 5:52 pm
Yum! These look delicious.
I would love to win this book! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
Beverly Lynn November 4, 2010 um 5:54 pm
Mmmmmm, that looks really good. I may have to pick up some ricotta cheese on my way home.
alice t. November 4, 2010 um 6:12 pm
i love the idea of preserving traditions. what a wonderful read.
Kepa November 4, 2010 um 6:14 pm
This looks exactly like my type of book. Can't wait to read it.
Gen November 4, 2010 um 8:25 pm
Ah oui ça c'est un dessert traditionnel! Et pourtant je n'en ai jamais goputé! Il a l'air très appétissant, est ce difficile de trouver de la faisselle outre Atlantique?
Lindsay Gage Natale November 4, 2010 um 9:33 pm
You are so talented, and I know if you recommend something, like this amazing book, it is going to be fabulous! Thank you for all the inspiration you bring me – your blog is my favorite!
Margaret November 4, 2010 um 9:39 pm
Another amazing post with gorgeous pictures. If I can get my hands on some raw milk…I may just give this a whirl!
Pamela Keener November 4, 2010 um 10:57 pm
Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this book.
Love & Hugs,
pinky-yin November 4, 2010 um 11:29 pm
love your blog .. and book looks interesting. fingers crossed 😛
a1sauce3 November 4, 2010 um 11:42 pm
I can't wait to get in my kitchen and make these. And they book sounds amazing. Thanks for posting such beautiful things!
Sweet Treats by Dani November 5, 2010 um 12:07 am
hope everything goes well with the wedding 🙂
Gina November 5, 2010 um 12:57 am
I just recently started visiting your blog and love it. I first heard about it in an article from the local newspaper about macaron. Which picked my curiosity.
[email protected] November 5, 2010 um 2:43 am
Oh, this recipe looks wonderful. We have been enjoying ricotta in everything these days. From sweets to savories, it is so adaptable. The goat milks cheese sounds like it would be even better.
Such nice stories you share here. I too was sent Georgia's book & am mesmerized by her & her life's journey. That gal is breath taking in every way. I look forward to reading more of her book in the next few weeks.
Alexandra November 5, 2010 um 3:00 am
Thanks to my foodie son, I have rediscovered the beauty of goat cheese….the photos are gorgeous, helene!
Best wishes on your travels!
chroniclesofasingleton November 5, 2010 um 3:19 am
Your pictures are always so beautiful. I've read the reviews for the book and I think its wonderful how the author has weaved all these food traditions and people's lives into a beautiful biography. Love the title too.
Terri. November 5, 2010 um 3:28 am
Great giveaway! I would love this book.
Laura Evrard November 5, 2010 um 3:58 am
Ooo! I love books!
Amanda November 5, 2010 um 4:21 am
Thanks so much for having a give away! I hope you have fun photographing your friend's wedding!
alyssa November 5, 2010 um 5:06 am
oh how wonderful! this is so nice!
Erica November 5, 2010 um 5:25 am
I'm eager to try this with goat yogurt. Thanks for the recipe, and what a Beautiful book cover! I agree – sharing food is about sharing love, care, and a general sense of humanity.
cajoline November 5, 2010 um 6:03 am
I'm French my english language is not verry perfect ! but i can say that your recette is beautifull and I always enjoy seeing your pictures ! have a good day
Shelby November 5, 2010 um 8:10 am
Another outstanding, mouthwatering and ever inspiring post! As a food lover and growing artisan myself, I would be delighted to indulge in a copy of Pellegrini's 'Food Heroes'. I too believe that carrying on tradition is the essence of proper progression, and what better a way to do this than with food? Thank you for the suggestion!
Fragolina November 5, 2010 um 8:18 am
The book sounds lovely and instructive. Your pictures are sooo beautiful!!!
Jenn November 5, 2010 um 8:21 am
Ooh that looks so yummy!! Hope you have a wonderful week at the wedding!
amherstrose November 5, 2010 um 11:29 am
My wonderful Mom was my Food Hero.
She taught me such wonderful things about local food and how to preserve and cook with it.
Reading this post reminded me of her canned peaches and tomato sauce which were such wonderful treats during the cold Ohio Winters.
Thanks for bringing this book to our attention.
Marie (Food Nouveau) November 5, 2010 um 1:50 pm
Georgia's book seems deeply interesting. I would have loved to hear her talk about her experiences! Traveling around the world, I find that food artisans are too often in a "fighting to stay alive" position. Yes there is this movement to go back to our roots, but the reality is, on a day-to-day basis, most people forego their farmers' market (if they have one close to home) to go to the one-stop-shop grocery store. Farmers are such passionate people, they have so much to teach about where our food comes from, a concept that's still foreign to our urbanized youth. More knowledge means better choices – I grew up in a city, far from agriculture, and now I try to catch up as I travel to get to know more about the people who are still working their butts off to bring us fresh foods, everyday. I find it so important to help these people get a voice to shed a light on their crucial role. A book like Georgia's is essential; I can't wait to get my hands on it. If I don't win it through your blog, I'll buy it for sure! Maybe it'll help decide of what will be my next travel destination 🙂
Charlotte November 5, 2010 um 2:58 pm
Sounds delicious! And the book would be an amazing addition to the library! Thank you.
Linda November 5, 2010 um 3:01 pm
First of all I want to tell you that I really appreciate your site! The recipes and photos bring back a little bit of France each time I have a visit 🙂
And I hope to be choosen for the book, it really sounds interesting and the cover looks also so good 🙂
Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot November 5, 2010 um 3:02 pm
Wonderful giveaway! I am so in!
lifesapprentice November 5, 2010 um 3:36 pm
I love love LOVE Georgia, and I love your blog. This book would be such an addition to my current food obsession.
Mauryn November 5, 2010 um 3:38 pm
Thank you! I'm very intrigued. That book sounds wonderful and Georgia's website is great too! Her boots are slammin'.
Jen November 5, 2010 um 3:40 pm
I've made mozzarella but not faisselle – though I think I have a new plan for this weekend! I've never made anything with goat's milk either, though perhaps this is this perfect time to try.
Meagan November 5, 2010 um 3:48 pm
Wonderful post – I love reading your blog! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!
margie stroman November 5, 2010 um 4:15 pm
I would love to read the book! Reading about food is almost as good as eating it . . .
Q. November 5, 2010 um 4:45 pm
Pick me! Pick me! Thank you for the giveaways! Lovely of you.
sprite November 5, 2010 um 4:46 pm
Sounds delicious! Please enter me into the giveaway for the book.
Joan November 5, 2010 um 5:21 pm
Welcome to Indiana! The sun is shining bright here today. Enjoy reading your blog and hope to try out more recipes soon! Thanks.
wren ross and ian peisner November 5, 2010 um 6:04 pm
such an inspiring collection of women who make happen for themselves such tender beautiful things. So admirable to be surrounded by this energy! Thanks for the opportunity!
Kari November 5, 2010 um 7:25 pm
The book sounds wonderful. And your pics as always, perfect.
Brian Wakefield November 5, 2010 um 7:44 pm
I absolutely love your work!
Kathy November 5, 2010 um 8:59 pm
Enjoy your blog so much and your desserts are always beautiful…I still want to attempt your macaroons.
Human Potpourri November 5, 2010 um 9:06 pm
I would love that book! As always good food, good photos!
Rocky Mountain Woman November 5, 2010 um 9:13 pm
I guess if I don't win the book, I can always order one from Amazon..
Thank you for the sweet giveaway!
mrsshukra November 5, 2010 um 10:47 pm
Thanks for sharing this book with us, great post!
momgateway November 6, 2010 um 12:24 am
Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book!
Sophie November 6, 2010 um 12:30 am
Unknown November 6, 2010 um 1:27 am
People and their food stories — what better combination? Fiadone is new to me, and it looks so easy and delicious that I have no choice but to make it directly! Have a wonderful trip . . .
Alanna November 6, 2010 um 1:41 am
I'm picturing myself snuggled up on the couch with this book in one hand, your fiadone in the other, and a glass of wine nearby. Yum!
faraway girl November 6, 2010 um 1:54 am
I share the exact same feeling as you when it comes to fresh produce right from the farmer's backyard! And the book sounds like a really intriguing read!
Love November 6, 2010 um 3:21 am
I'm a passionate traveler who picks my next destination primarily on the food… I would devour this in a second! 🙂
pinky black November 6, 2010 um 7:17 am
Bon Voyage! thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe before you leave. i love fiadones with yogurt. it is so light. i'd love to try making this with my niece.
CrazyVet November 6, 2010 um 10:57 am
That book looks fascinating. I miss the advanture of finding people like that, like I could when I lived in Spain. Where I live now there's not much of a tradition to maintain as agriculture and food production are so modernized, that whatever little tradition has a very difficult time confronting with these forces.
Ella, The Flour Princess November 6, 2010 um 1:21 pm
Preserving age old traditions is truly an art in itself, thus we must do our best to keep old recipes and techniques alive.
For every food, every recipe, there is story.
Many thanks to the people who continue to tell these stories for the enjoyment of the world.
Topher November 6, 2010 um 3:03 pm
Thanks for the giveaway.
zekks at yahoo dot com
L.Q. November 6, 2010 um 3:56 pm
As always, your photographs look gorgeous and the food makes me want to eat it up right out of the screen! Here's to good luck on the giveaway…
Gaia November 6, 2010 um 4:43 pm
This book sounds great! I love your post: Fiadone is a sweet, childhood memory for me from when I used to spend summer holidays in Corsica as a kid. Thanks for making me remember it!
Meadow November 6, 2010 um 5:53 pm
I love reading and trying out new cookbooks, and would enjoy this one too!
June November 6, 2010 um 5:54 pm
Cookbooks are so interesting to learn from!
Enjoy the wedding!
Jen H November 6, 2010 um 7:18 pm
I love being transported by a book, especially when it involves food. I remember so many of my experiences with the food surrounding them. Thank you for this amazing giveaway. I loved reading the post.
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mellowmellowmarshmellow November 6, 2010 um 7:48 pm
As usual, such a deliciously looking recipe!
Unknown November 6, 2010 um 9:41 pm
Your blog is so lovely!! I am mesmerized by the photos and the way you write about food. I am glad this book was written. I would love to read it!
Leah November 6, 2010 um 10:35 pm
You always style your food so well. What beautiful dessert:) I've got my fingers crossed on that book! I'll definitely check it out, even if I don't win:)
Kendall November 6, 2010 um 10:54 pm
Oooooh this book sounds awesome. <333 I love your blog so much.
Rebecca November 6, 2010 um 11:08 pm
What a wonderful sounding book, and what beautiful pictures you take. I just found your blog and I am loving it!
keri wong November 6, 2010 um 11:09 pm
your dessert, which looks AMAZING, looks just like a dessert we have in hawaii called butter mochi. i can't describe the texture, but it's so good!
Alyson November 6, 2010 um 11:32 pm
I love this post. I don't know that my cooking will ever achieve artisanal status, but I enjoy the though of working my way there (slowly)!
Dru November 7, 2010 um 3:29 am
Looks really really good. thanks for the giveaway.
Elleadit November 7, 2010 um 4:13 am
I made the mistake of looking at your blog during my 12-hour studying-and-not-eating stint in the library and basically salivated instantly. I'm going to try this as soon as I can!
Gypsy Eyes Jewelry November 7, 2010 um 4:23 am
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Your recipes, photos and tales never fail to transport me on magical sensory journeys.
rora November 7, 2010 um 5:27 am
The fiadone sounds delicious and yet quite simple!
Amelia PS November 7, 2010 um 9:39 am
"food is our humanity"…what an amazing statement. I write, photograph, prepare, share and reminisce about food (and all the people associated with it) and this sentence summarizes that incredible sense of history that I feel every time I make a dish, especially ones with a past.
Everything about this post is lovely. The "introduction" to new (to me) bloggers, Giada's story (I would love to read the story of the olive farmer, the buter poet, the persimmom masseuse, the fig collector and all the other characters), the making of faisselle first and then its metamorphosis into the fiadone, the lacy delicate cheesecloth enwrapping its tender bite, the airy light feel of a mid-fall walk in a country side small village I got from your photographs, and last but not least your seemingly effortless writing.
I started my blog partially inspired by yours. Thank you!!!
Victoria November 7, 2010 um 9:49 am
Sounds like a wonderful read. I'll add it to my wish list regardless. Thank you for sharing.
Anonymous November 7, 2010 um 10:09 am
I hope it is not too late to comment.
dani November 7, 2010 um 1:39 pm
Unknown November 7, 2010 um 1:49 pm
hiya..if u are to praise a book so much im thinkin its gotta b a winner..lets hope i am too(fingers crossed)
Unknown November 7, 2010 um 2:03 pm
Pick me! Food and literature are my two greatest past-times!
annapurna November 7, 2010 um 2:31 pm
I really enjoy reading about your blog and am very intrigued by Georgia's book.
Adéla November 7, 2010 um 2:38 pm
The possibility to win this perfect book is amazing!
Becky November 7, 2010 um 6:31 pm
What a wonderful post! Thanks so much!
Maria November 7, 2010 um 7:04 pm
so exciting !
Unknown November 7, 2010 um 8:18 pm
Oh that book looks so fabulous!!! (and of course your photos always look great!)
Heidi – Apples Under My Bed November 7, 2010 um 9:53 pm
A lovely read, thank you. It made me all warm & fuzzy reading about the beauty of true artisans. A lovely recipe. I think you should buy that goat and make cheese 🙂
Lisa November 7, 2010 um 10:49 pm
What a delicious looking dessert and a great giveaway.
Katie B November 7, 2010 um 10:51 pm
The book looks really interesting. Another I hope to add to my collection
Ilke November 7, 2010 um 11:23 pm
The book sounds really interesting. It is amazing how much we lose from who we are and where we come from for the sake of convenience!
Rene November 8, 2010 um 2:44 am
Fiadone is remembered by my Italian-American fellow as "jildoan" and I've had a difficult time finding the recipe! Just in time for his birthday, too!
Erin Wilson November 8, 2010 um 3:43 am
Ditto on raising goats and making cheese! That sounds like the perfect life, especially if living in Corsica.
I'd love to win this book!
Julea Ivancovich Photography November 8, 2010 um 4:36 am
I LOVE your blog! I am a "foody" to the core! I think food is art and that you are an artist already! I would be ecstatic if I won this book! I know I am coming in at the tail end of this contest, but it is still Sunday right!?!?! 🙂 Thank you for all your hard work!!!
Kate November 8, 2010 um 5:57 am
That fiadone looks to die for delicious!
Anonymous November 8, 2010 um 10:06 am
oh No! i missed the deadline for the giveaway 🙁 Looks like an amazing read though !
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles November 8, 2010 um 12:48 pm
I realize I'm too late on the book give away, but just wanted to say how intriguing I've found Georgia to be also. Just discovered her and her book recently, and I'm loving her take on life. I used to hunt with my dad and am enjoying her excursions. AND, your Fiadone looks scrumptious!!
Emma Slipp November 8, 2010 um 2:10 pm
The book sounds wonderful. Even if I don't win I will be buying a copy!
Amir B. November 8, 2010 um 3:38 pm
The book looks very interesting! I´m excited to try the fiadone also. thanks
showfoodchef November 8, 2010 um 7:15 pm
I waited til after the contest to comment because I already have Georgia's book and agree – SO wonderful. I was so moved by your own words on food and artisans, too and I'm fascinated by Faiselle, which I had not heard of. I love making ricotta and mascarpone – so can't wait to learn more about this one. Your recipe is on my MUST do and I know they will turn out perfectly because your recipes always do. You added sunshine to a rainy morning in LA, today. 😀
Kimiko November 8, 2010 um 8:05 pm
I've never had Fiadone before, but it looks so good in your photos! The thought of making my own cheese is a little itimidating, but your instructions make it seem a lot easier…maybe I'll try it when I have some free time on my hands.
I would love a copy of the book. It sounds like a great read!
hawkbrwn November 9, 2010 um 9:23 pm
I love your photo in this post of the eggs. It's lovely. I read your blog regularly. Thank you for the pleasant and interesting reads here.
The book looks like a treat too. Thank you for offering the giveaway.
Ali November 11, 2010 um 3:51 am
ohh this post excites me so much!
I was on holidays in France a couple of months ago and my MIL got me to try this but i had no idea what was called – will definitely be making this!
MikeWas June 5, 2011 um 1:39 am
I'd love to read this book!
The farmers, fishers & gatherers that put food on our table are unappreciated in the US. Our food goes through factories before we get it.
EVERYBODY should read this book!