Whoever has attended a workshop at La Meridiana will never forget our chef Lucia. Her skill is not only to combine flavors in an alchemic exploit, but equal attention is paid to the colour and consistency of each dish.
When Robbie Lobell maker of beautiful an highly functional flameware pots came to La Meridiana two years ago, it was the perfect encounter: Lucia fell in love with Robbie’s vessels and obviously Robbie fell in love with Lucia’s food.
Flameware pots are made with a “flameproof” clay that is designed to withstand extreme temperatures. These pots can go directly from the refrigerator to a hot oven and back again without cracking and Lucia agrees that the food tastes better when cooked in clay pots. Below one of her favorite recipes, which you may prepare also in a regular pan. Maybe you want to make your own flameware posts ad dishes? The join Robbie in October 2013, for her second workshop at La Meridiana. No better place where to combine love for food and love for ceramics! Find out more here: http://www.lameridiana.fi.it/pottery_workshops_robbie_lobell_43_13.htm
And about flameware: http://cookonclay.com/
And more of Lucia’s recipes: http://cookonclay.com/recipes/
LUCIA’S LENTIL SOUP
200 g lentils
200 g potatoes
½ lemon juice
3 spoons of olive oil
Put oil in a saucepan on medium fire
Pot Lentils and stir
After 3-4 minutes add hot water until covered. Then add also the potatoes in little pieces. Let cook for 40 minutes. Use the blender to make a puree. Add salt, lemon Juice and water if needed, also fresh tomatoes in little pieces.