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Lisa’s Classic Tuscan Porkloin

As Fall arrives, we all want those comfort foods. For Lisa, one of the top ten comfort foods on her list is Classic Tuscan Porkloin. It brings back memories of cruising around the Tuscan countryside in the 1990s, free of cell phones and email, with her children in the backseat, stopping in at a sagra (local food festival!) or two, and eating this dish grilled in the cool Tuscan autumn air. Simple to make at home, and very satisfying, you can watch Lisa make this dish on her YouTube channel and transport yourself to Tuscany for an evening in your own home! Buon Appetito e Tutti a Tavola!

Lisa’s Classic Tuscan Porkloin Ingredients:

Classic Tuscan Porkloin

2 teaspoons Sicilian Sea Salt
2 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
3 ounces fennel seeds
3 ounces dried rosemary, preferably imported from Italy
2.5 pounds of pork tenderloin
8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Classic Tuscan Porkloin

Lisa’s Classic Tuscan Porkloin Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Rub the olive oil into the pork tenderloins. Spread the herbs and spices on the tenderloin. Cook for 1 hour. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Classic Tuscan Porkloin



  • Lisa Caponigri

    Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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