NIDI DI SPINACI CON TOPINAMBUR E SPECK or NESTS OF SPINACH WITH JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES AND SPECK

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Can’t say that I have a whole lot to say today, could be because we really enjoyed eating and drinking in the company of friends yesterday. I didn’t eat that much, less than the others actually because hours of cooking doesn’t really leave a great appetite, and I didn’t drink that much either but I’m out of practice. I’m out of practice having a lot of guests as well and both Marco and I agree that we have to go back to the way we were with guests and loong lunches often. Because it is so nice and enjoyable to meet people you like. So in order to be sure that you meet nice people it’s safest to organize these dos on your own and try to add some new people every other time. Could this be my New Year’s resolution?

We didn’t eat this though, this I made for myself only because I love Jerusalem artichokes and I’m such a greedy person that I didn’t want to share it. (Could I be more personal than this? For sure it’s more revealing than a photo of my face.)

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NIDI DI SPINACI CON TOPINAMBUR E SPECK or NESTS OF SPINACH WITH JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES AND SPECK

Jerusalem artichokes
Slices of speck
Fresh spinach
Salt
Olive oil

– Peel and dice the Jerusalem artichoke and braise them gently in some olive oil, salt and a little bit of water until soft.
– Fry the slices of speck on medium heat until crispy. Take them up and leave them to drip off any excess fat on kitchen towel paper.
– Now it’s the spinach turn, sauté the greens in some olive oil until soft. Salt slightly and make small nests of it on the plates you are going to serve it on.
– Mix the Jerusalem artichokes with the speck that you have torn or cut into smaller pieces and then you put this on top of each nest.
– Eat!

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