Recently there has been dissent in the ranks in regards to tasting menus, and while we can all agree that more than 10 courses might be construed as excessive, the Accidental Locavore happens to love the freedom involved in a tasting menu.
With its delicate, creamy texture and mild sweetness, ricotta is a wonderfully versatile ingredient. It tastes luxurious on its own, but it can also lend richness to pastas and a grounded rustic quality to desserts.
Eating first thing in the morning is romantic to me, luxurious and exciting and comfortable. Is that weird? Breakfast foods are undoubtedly homey, often perfectly balancing rich and light, salty and sweet, savory and a little bit fruity.