Category Archives: Italian

Casoncelli alla Bergamasca

Today’s post is all about tradition.  I often say that talking about Italian cuisine is not very accurate… every region (and sometimes even city!) has its own cuisine, so it would be more correct to say Italian cuisines.  Every area … Continue reading

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Minestrone

Having grown up in Milan, where winters are quite cold, I have had my fair share of soups.  In fact, my mum would often make soup for dinner.  My favourite has always been Pasta e Fagioli, but she has always … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Finally a pasta dish again! I cannot believe I haven’t published a recipe for pasta in a while!  When we were living in Italy, we used to eat pasta once a day… almost every day.  Yep, that’s the way Italians … Continue reading

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Piadina Romagnola with Mortadella and Stracchino and a Barilla Cooking Class

Over the weekend, I was invited by Barilla Australia to one of their Hands-on Cooking Classes at Casa Barilla, here in Sydney.  The class was about food from Emilia Romagna, home of many iconic Italian products like Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto … Continue reading

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Mushroom Sofficini

If you follow this blog, you will be already familiar with sofficini, as I have published a Ham and Cheese Sofficini recipe a while ago.  For all the others who still do not know them, sofficini are delicious pockets of crunchy … Continue reading

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Gnocchi alla Romana

This month, the Daring Cooks challenged us to think inside the box – the icebox, that is! Audax taught us some really cool tips and tricks for stocking our freezers with prepare-ahead meals that can keep our taste buds satisfied even during … Continue reading

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Elsa’s Plait

I love savoury dishes much more than sweets, so I always make sure to have a few savoury options at parties as I know kids will need something more than sugary treats.  I made this bread plait for Victoria’s Frozen … Continue reading

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Frozen Cake

Like all little girls her age, Victoria has a fascination with princess stories and the latest Disney movie is no exception.  She fell in love with Frozen (and so did her little sister)… movie, songs, costumes… everything.  She knows parts … Continue reading

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