Living Villa Cappelli
About This Show
Direct from Italy! Follow the adventures of two Americans living and running a villa in Puglia, Italy, and learn all about Italian the culture, people, food and fun. Every week, we’ll share our lives with you and what life in Italy is really like especially for two Americans. From Italian recipes to travel in Italy to interviews with others who share the same Italian spirit, we’ll cover it all. So come along for the ride and discover that life is better when you put a little Italian into it.
Most Recent Episode
050: Preparing Asparagus — hunting, buying, and cooking
In this podcast, you’ll learn all about Paul’s hunt for wild asparagus, some tips on how to cook asparagus, and what to look for when buying it in the store. Topics we cover: • How much wild asparagus Paul as been picking Wild Asparagus. Much thinner than the cultivated kind. • Why Paul goes picking on Thursdays • Two ways to cook the asparagus If you steam them or use a “wet cooking method,” they will taste more “green” and grassy While if you roast them or use a “dry cooking method,” they will take more “meaty” • How you can cook them/steam them very easily in the microwave using the below method: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/steamed-asparagus-recipe • When Paul worked on microwaves for GE, the best uses for microwaves • Paul recipe a pasta cooking the wild asparagus with some mussels, garlic, onions, parsley, and tomatoes • How you pick the wild asparagus, pinching them off a picking them from the fields • How asparagus goes well with shrimp • A bit about our