Category Archives: Mains

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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Beet and Goat’s Cheese Salad with Mint Balsamic Vinaigrette

I love cheese.  All kinds.  Goat’s cheese in at the top of my list, together with Gorgonzola, Parmigiano Reggiano and Taleggio.  I like it so much that I even learnt how to make it by myself, at home (click here to … 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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Guinness Braised Lamb Shanks

It’s been quite cold lately here in Sydney and we have had our share of rainy days too.  It truly feels like winter.  I am not complaining, it usually doesn’t last long and I know I will miss this weather … 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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