An easy way to browse through all the contents we published since January 2021, sorted by course and category. If you cook one of these recipes, share the results with us on social media by using the hashtag #myseasonaltable and tagging @julskitchen on Instagram.

About Cucina Povera, our latest cookbook


Pasta and fresh pasta dishes


Rice and risotto dishes

Baked goods



Vegetables | Side dishes




Foodie Guides & Travel Tips

Italian Cookbook Club

Cook Along’s replays

Postcards from Tuscany

Postcards from Tuscany, is a section of the main newsletter Letters from Tuscany. Postcards is weekly, free and everyone can leave a comment.

Essays & Open Thread

Welcome to the Letters from Tuscany community. Please introduce yourself here and share your story! - Open thread to everyone

Our brand new food writing course is live on Domestika - Learn how to Share Home Recipes with The World

My biggest failures in the kitchen - Failing big, failing often, to improve as a home cook.

My love for food and an ordinary life - When I was told I would have never succeeded if I didn’t move abroad, my biggest fear started manifesting itself: was I too provincial?

I have no intention to set intentions - The new year and the absence of resolutions | A new cookbook crush: Via Carota | A new recipe: ricotta cheesecake with dark chocolate hazelnut spread

The evolution of (my) food writing - A 14 year old blog and why on Substack I am the food writer I want to be

Don't underestimate a recipe - A recipe is a blend of poetry, science, and political activism.

On testing and writing new recipes - When I stopped writing a simple account of what was happening in my kitchen, and started focusing on what might be happening in your kitchen

We are (dreaming of) renovating our home kitchen - Plus the story of a marble table that has been in my family since the 1940s

Every Day is Pasta Day? - A collection of links, cookbooks, and newsletters for all the pasta lovers out there

An ode to Ada Boni - Ada Boni, a pioneering Italian food writer

Our Southern roots - A collection of links inspired by our Southern roots: you’ll find something to cook, something to listen to, and something to read.

Ask me anything - A post for you to ask me anything: cookbooks, cooking classes, cooking tips, food writing, anything!

Ask me anything, summer edition - A quick post for you to ask me anything: where to go/eat in Tuscany, cookbooks, cooking classes, cooking tips, food writing, anything!

Do you have a favourite recipe for Spring? - A collection of Spring recipes

Christmas Menu Thread - What are you going to cook for Christmas?

What are we reading for the holidays? - An unusual festive post. I’m not telling you what you could read or gift, but what I am planning to read for the holidays.

Anatomy of a bread salad - Different bread salads of the Italian cucina povera through their ingredients, traditions, and recipes.

Vegetables, the Italian way - Vegetables in restaurants and vegetables at home | Italian vegetables: overcooked or long cooked? | What it takes to develop a recipe | Zucchini sauce for pasta

Tomato varieties in a Tuscan market - Ciliegini, datterini, Costoluti Fiorentini, cuore di bue, Canestrini, San Marzano: all the tomato varieties, and the most delicious recipes you can make with them

Parmigiano Reggiano, one of the first examples of the Made in Italy brand - A visit to a Parmigiano Reggiano dairy to discover the three ingredients (plus two) that make Parmigiano Reggiano unique

Q&A for a new beginning - Don't be shy. Let us know in the comments what makes you love Letters from Tuscany, what conviced you to subscribe, and what you would like to change or add instead.

Your must-have ingredient in your pantry - Open thread to everyone

Which is your favourite fresh pasta? - Open thread to everyone

Talking about comfort food - Open thread for paid subscribers only

Let's talk cookbooks - Open thread for paid subscribers only

Your best holidays - Open thread to everyone

Autumn cooking and baking - Open thread for paid subscribers only

Magnets on a fridge

Magnets on a fridge #1 - A random collection of links, books, and recipes

Magnets on a Fridge #2 - Easter edition - A random collection of links, books, and recipes

Magnets on a Fridge #3 - A random collection of links, books, and recipes

Magnets on a Fridge #4 - Summer - A random collection of links, books, and recipes

Other people's pantries

Q&A with Francesca Giovannini. Other people's pantries - Francesca Giovannini and her essential van pantry | Cooking ciambotta, a Summer vegetable stew, in her van kitchen.

A week dedicated to Abruzzo and a pantry Q&A with Domenica Marchetti - Plus two recipes for you, including Domenica's Wine Cookies for Dipping

Q&A with Laura Ottaviantonio. Other people's pantries - Laura Ottaviantonio, her recipes and stories between Abruzzo, Rome and the countryside | A gluten-free, inclusive pantry | Abruzzo amaretti cookies

Other people's pantries. Q&A with Manuela Conti - A baker, and a mother who is half cook and half farmer with a sustainable pantry in Brianza

Other people's pantries. Q&A with Rossella Venezia - A food photographer who bakes bread and loves almonds, honey, flour and cookies | A pantry between Marche, Rome and Basilicata, and a strong French influence

Other people's pantries. Q&A with Myriam Sabolla - The life and pantry of a cook and professional organiser in Milan, plus a recipe for the Ligurian farinata and Myriam's preserved lemons

Other people's pantries. Q&A with Enrica Monzani - Talking about her cooking classes in Genoa, Liguria, an all-around pantry and her love for fresh herbs.

Other people's pantries. Q&A with Vea Carpi - Vea is a mountain farmer and a cook, she lives in a mountain farm in the Italian Alps where she has an agritourism with her family

Theme: Pantry

Pulses, the pantry protagonists - Recipes with beans, chickpeas, and lentils

Vegetable ragù - Weekend Cooking Project

Onion strudel - A recipe from a Mediterranean pantry

Pici, Tuscan fresh pasta - The Tuscan hand pulled fresh pasta you can make with flour and water.

Pasta alla puttanesca - is a hymn to pantry staples, a punchy pasta dish that you can whip up in less than 20 minutes, while you’re cooking your spaghetti. (LFT+)

Florentine rice fritters - A Tuscan pantry sweet treat to celebrate Fat Thursday (LFT+)

Theme: Comfort Food

Talking about comfort food - Open thread for paid subscribers only

Pasta with lentils - Weekend Cooking Project

Butternut Squash and Ricotta Crêpes - or the comfort of having someone cooking for you

Leek and Potato Purée with Pancetta - (LFT+)

Chicken and potato meatballs - Weekend Cooking Project (free content)

Ciaccino, ham and mozzarella stuffed thin focaccia from Siena - (LFT+)

Olive oil apple cake - The timeless comfort of an apple cake

Amaretti tart with pastry cream - (LFT+)

Theme: Querceto di Castellina

Beef tenderloin with cherry sauce - If you want to cook beef tenderloin, follow my mum's advice and serve it with cherry sauce for a summer dinner in the garden. (LFT+)

Pasta alla Norma - A seasonal Sicilian dish made with fried eggplants, a rich tomato sauce, fresh basil leaves and a dusting of ricotta salata. (LFT+)

Shrimp and wild fennel pesto tagliolini - The beginning of summer is the perfect moment to make wild fennel pesto. (LFT+)

Two recipes for an Italian aperitivo - Make a slow-roasted tomato and stracciatella crostone and a beetroot and walnut carpaccio. (LFT+)