To begin her Taste Experience, Linda serves an appetizer of fragrant homemade crackers, prepared with soft whole-wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, natural yeast, and aromatic herbs fresh from her garden. These are accompanied by home-made sundried tomato cream, traditionally made by sun-drying the tomatoes, then seasoning them with parsley, celery, garlic, and olive oil. Then come pastry cups, made with soft whole-wheat flower, olives, and wine, and filled with a purée of broad beans and boiled chicory. The appetizer concludes with lightly fried black olives, a jardiniere of vegetables from Linda's garden, and a savory onion calzone.
For the first course, our Cesarina offers whole-grain orecchiette, a famous type of Pugliese pasta that literally translates as "little ears". These are served with turnip tops, and for the second course, an appetizing cutlet of mushrooms or borage, accompanied by a fresh garden salad.
The Taste Experience comes to a sweet close with almond biscuits, to be enjoyed with Linda's homemade liquor.