Pumpkin Risotto with Gorgonzola Sauce

Pumpkin Risotto with Gorgonzola Sauce

Today I am back with a typical Italian recipe.  This is a dish that well represents Lombardy, the region where I was born.  Milan is very famous for its risotto and pumpkin is often used in our cooking.  Gorgonzola, my favourite cheese ever, is a blue cheese originally from the town of Gorgonzola, very close…

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Beetroot and Ricotta Gnocchi with Gorgonzola

Beetroot and Ricotta Gnocchi with Gorgonzola

I have always love beetroot, a taste I share with my dad.  I remember often buying it at the store whenever it was available.  We would buy it cooked, ready to be sliced and eaten.  My favourite way to eat beets was to make them into a simple salad with extra virgin olive oil and…

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Grilled Radicchio with Gorgonzola Sauce

GRILLED RADICCHIO WITH GORGONZOLA SAUCE

Today’s recipe is very simple and quick to make, and it makes for a very tasty and elegant appetiser, or even main dish if you increase the quantities.  I love it and make it often for a quick and satisfying lunch.  I had it for the first time at a restaurant in Milan and it…

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HONEY AND GORGONZOLA PIQUANT TERRINE WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE

If you follow this site, you know how much I like cheese and that, of all cheeses l like Gorgonzola the most.  I easily find Gorgonzola dolce here in Sydney, which is the creamier and milder version of it, but to come across the piquant version… well, that’s much harder.  So when I saw it…

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GORGONZOLA FILLED POTATO GNOCCHI WITH BUTTER AND SAGE

When I saw these gnocchi, I could not resist.  If you follow this site, I am sure you know that yours truly is a gorgonzola-holic (?!) and just the thought of biting into soft pillowy potato gnocchi to find a gorgonzola treasure made my mouth water.  I must admit I had never even contemplated filling gnocchi, but…

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Radicchio and Gorgonzola Risotto

RADICCHIO AND GORGONZOLA RISOTTO

First of all… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Today’s risotto is pure comfort food, a dish I often cook when I want to spoil myself… what better dish to start the new year with?  It is very easy to make and it rewards you with great flavours.  I truly believe that radicchio and gorgonzola were made to…

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Pear and Gorgonzola Risotto

PEAR AND GORGONZOLA RISOTTO

If you follow this blog more or less regularly, you already know I have a huge love for blue cheese.  And to me, gorgonzola is the king of blue cheeses… I guess I am also biased as I was born not too far from a place called Gorgonzola, from where the cheese supposedly originates.  I…

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Polenta Concia

POLENTA CONCIA

Rachael of pizzarossa was our August 2012 Daring Cook hostess and she challenged us to broaden our knowledge of cornmeal! Rachael provided us with some amazing recipes and encouraged us to hunt down other cornmeal recipes that we’d never tried before – opening our eyes to literally 100s of cuisines and 1000s of new-to-us recipes!…

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GORGONZOLA SOUFFLÉ

Ok, I guess by now you all know how much I love gorgonzola… so I won’t bore you with that… suffice it to say that I often have some in my fridge.  The other day, I just wanted to cook something new with it.  There are certain dishes that I have always been scared to…

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POTATO GNOCCHI WITH GORGONZOLA

This is my favourite sauce for gnocchi. I love all gnocchi served with this sauce: potato, ricotta, flour gnocchi… they all taste fantastic with this sauce. Do you think it might have something to do with the fact that gorgonzola is actually my all time favourite cheese?! Well, anyhow it is also a very easy…

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Gorgonzola and Mascarpone filled Dates

GORGONZOLA AND MASCARPONE FILLED DATES

I love cheese… I am almost as addicted to cheese as I am to chocolate and coffee!!!  And gorgonzola is my all time favourite cheese.  This is a very easy “recipe” for an elegant appetiser that is perfect for Christmas or New Year’s Eve or any other special occasion.  The contrast between gorgonzola and the…

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