This recipe celebrates early summer and light eating and it is not only pretty to look at but pretty tasty to eat too! I very much enjoy eating and cooking with ricotta as it takes me back to my younger years when I spent a little time in Italy. The taste of fresh ricotta remembered from those happy days still ‘rings in my mouth’ as sound would ring in your ears. The freshness and utter simplicity smacked me right between the eyes. All you needed for a simple lunch or antipasto (before some more spectacular dishes emerged from the kitchen) was a good helping of fresh ricotta, seasoned with salt and pepper, drizzled with good-quality extra virgin olive oil and served with warm crusty bread. Delizioso!!
The ricotta that we buy here in the UK is not quite the same, but it’s perfectly delicious and is good enough for me