Tag Archives: Italy

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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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 … Continue reading

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Home-made Verzini

As you may know, I was born and brought up in Milan.  Foodwise, Milan is famous for risotto (especially Risotto alla Milanese, made with saffron), ossobuco, cotoletta, panettone and cassoeula.  As you can see, I have already shared the recipes … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Risotto

As you know, autumn has come to the Southern hemisphere.  I can’t lie… I don’t mind it.  I welcome the fresher air and the leaves changing colour on the trees.  It is a beautiful season.  And I LOVE autumn food: … Continue reading

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THE DARING COOKS’ JANUARY 2014 CHALLENGE: ARANCINE

This month’s challenge is very special for a few reasons. For starters, our hostess, Manu, graciously stepped in with very little notice and created an entire amazing challenge in pretty much no time at all. Secondly, Manu managed to do … Continue reading

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PARMIGIANO REGGIANO TARTS WITH COTECHINO

If you follow Manu’s Menu quite regularly, you will remember me saying that Italians always have cotechino for New Year’s Eve.  It is like having turkey for Thanksgiving… it’s a given and something that can never be missing from our … Continue reading

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COTECHINO WITH ITALIAN MASH POTATOES

As the last post of the year, I had to share with you a cotechino recipe.  That’s because Italians always have at least one slice of cotechino on New Year’s Eve!  It’s a tradition that I love to keep alive … Continue reading

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JASMINE AND MANGO PANNA COTTA SHOOTERS

These panna cotta shooters are a very elegant and exotic dessert.  I believe they would be the perfect dessert for any New Year’s Eve dinner party.  When I smell jasmine, I am always brought back in time… you see, in … Continue reading

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