I’ve recently come across a pretty spectacular cookbook find. It’s so great, in fact, that I could probably cook from it every night of the week and be perfectly content. When I first look through a cookbook, I dog ear the pages of recipes I’d like to make. After I closed this book, almost every page corner was turned down. Which book, you ask? The Skinnytaste Cookbook, by Gina Homolka. I’ve been a fan of Gina’s blog for years, and I’d heard that she’d put out a cookbook, but I hadn’t gotten my hands on it until a couple of weeks ago.
I’m tough to please when it comes to Italian food. My dad’s side of the family is Italian, so I was lucky to grow up in a kitchen where tomatoes, basil, and garlic were a way of life. I often find that Italian restaurants don’t exactly live up to my expectations.
So, imagine how excited I was when I found, and devoured, one of the best Italian meals I’ve ever had right here in Indy! I was so eager to try out Sangiovese Ristorante’s new location. I’d heard that they’d moved from their former location into the beautiful, new Ironworks building on 86th street.
Thanks for the obvious, right?
I really can’t complain this winter. We’ve had it pretty easy, especially compared to the East Coast. (Sorry, guys.) We have, however, had some crazy cold snaps, in between the warm snaps, and we’re currently in the middle of one of them. I’m wishing I’d saved this recipe to make for tonight, instead of last week when it was warmer. However, if I can help warm you up with this, then it all worked out.