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September 28, 2016


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Thanks for the candid post, Simona. I appreciate Kahlo's works more than Rivera, but I did have to check out The Flower Carrier. Loved it as I love this dish. Great inspiration. Thanks for persevering!

Simona Carini

You are welcome, Debra. As I wrote, every book contributes something and it is always good to expand one's reading horizon :)


The CTB post is up. Thanks for reading The Secret Life Of Frida Kahlo and playing along! Happy Saturday!

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm

Simona, I love this leafy green nest to hold a perfectly cooked egg. I am jealous that you are able to go out to your garden, year round to harvest the greens.

Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures

I love the idea of using food as an art medium! And your dish looks delicious!

Simona Carini

Thank you, Debra!

Simona Carini

Thank you, Wendy. I only wish I were a better gardener :)

Simona Carini

Thank you, Amy!


I agreed with your candid remarks on the novel. That leafy green nest for the egg looks so sweet, and I've got just the cooked greens for it waiting in my fridge.


Looks like a lovely dish! Funny, I read once upon a time in a book by Florentine chef and food historian Giuliano Bugialli that this dish (more or less) was the real, original Eggs Florentine. But then I've heard from others to say that there is no such dish in Florence--it's totally French. Your take?

Funny thing about Rivera and Kahlo. When I was growing up, it was Rivera who was, by far, the more famous of the two. These days it seems it's the opposite. Frida is everywhere and Rivera--at least here in the US--is practically forgotten.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Claudia. Let me know if you try making the recipe :)

Simona Carini

Interestingly enough, Frank, I did not hear of Uova alla fiorentina while living in my home region of Umbria, but that has only relative meaning. As you know, food in Italy is quite local, and my parents where both from an area north of Rome. On the other hand, in its basic incarnation, a dish of greens and eggs makes sense in Central Italy, where vegetable gardens and/or foraging provide greens and eggs are popular.
I think Rivera's popularity this side of the country remains high due to the work he did here, but certainly Kahlo is now more famous. Still, if I could own a painting by either of the two, I'd want The Flower Carrier.

Delaware Girl Eats

This looks light and healthy Simona, unlike a lot of heavy mexican dishes-- like your choice!

Simona Carini

Thank you, Cathy!

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