One of the various eatables I brought back from Tuscany. It sounds a bit nicer in the Italiano – and there is a helpful photograph on the label just in case. The ragu was rich, winey and well-spiced, and exactly as it says on the tin, it is pronto all’uso: stirred about with some papardelle (also from Tuscany) it was a perfect lunch. It is amazing to think that serious Tuscan diners would consider this only an amusement, with a main course to follow; but then again I shall write more in the future about the beast known as bistecca alla Fiorentine.
The day I arrived back in Tokyo, Fishing Cat was suitably unimpressed with my return: