Want a side of eggs with that ham?: Rebecca hams it up on the silver screen

Last month my dear friend, colleague, and fidus Achates Letizia–proprietor of Alla Madonna del Piatto Country Inn and Cooking School–asked me to guest star in one of her cooking videos which she periodically posts on her blog.

Despite having about the same on-camera charisma as Al Gore, I had a grand time fooling around in Letizia’s fabulous kitchen and we spent the morning cracking each other up (and Letizia spent a month editing out all the cracking up to come up with a half-way professional five minutes)!

Enjoy.  Oh, and by the way, the old adage about the camera adding 10 pounds is totally not true.  It adds 25.

How to Make Farotto


  1. George |

    You’re a natural! You should have your own cooking show. Although I would never make a dish with mushrooms, “in fatto” I could make the farrotto with other vegetables. It sounds delicious! I especially liked your tips for passing the time while stirring. I usually try to read a book when I have to stand over the stove.

    • rebecca |

      George, I’m actually not that big of a mushroom fan, myself. But in this dish they lend such a woodsy flavor and make it even more comfort food-y. And I eat around the big chunks.

  2. Melissa Muldoon |

    Complimenti! Sembra una ricetta facile! I shall have to try it out. You guys look and sound great! You can tell you had fun together! 😉 (did you get to keep the apron?)

    • rebecca |

      Melissa, are you kidding?!? Did you see how fat I looked in that apron? I immediately came home and chucked every apron in the house!


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