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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Mozzarella and Sun dried Tomato Pork Sausage

Mozzarella and Sun dried Tomato Pork Sausage

If you follow Manu’s Menu, you must remember that a few weeks ago, I reviewed the Toollio, an amazing multi-function kitchen appliance.  Since then, I have been using the Toollio regularly and sharing some recipes that show how versatile this machine is and today, I will be posting the last recipe of this little series.  Among the…

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Meatballs in Tomato and Pecorino Romano Sauce

Meatballs in Tomato and Pecorino Romano Sauce

A few days ago, I reviewed an amazing kitchen appliance: the Toollio, a unique multi-function food processor that grinds and tenderises meat, grates cheese and bread, slices and chops vegetables and mozzarella, makes tomato purée… A true gem. As I promised, I am going to publish a few recipes that can give you a better idea…

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Crespelle Cake with Broccoli

Crespelle Cake with Broccoli

A few months ago, I shared with you the recipe for another Crespelle “cake” made with asparagus and I liked it so much that I decided to make it again using other vegetables.  This time, it’s broccoli.  I adore broccoli, it is one of my favourite vegetables.  I have adapted a classic pairing of Italian cuisine…

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Carciofi alla Trapanese  

Carciofi alla Trapanese #SundaySupper

This week the Sunday Supper team is sharing recipes for lighter foods to balance out the indulgences that go along with all the feasting, parties and celebrations of the upcoming holiday season. And what better than artichokes to eat lighter, healthier but still delicious food?  Did you know that the total antioxidant capacity of artichokes is one…

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Pan fried Pork Loin Cutlets

Pan fried Pork Loin Cutlets

Today’s recipe is one of my favourite mid week dinner ideas.  My mum would often make pan fried pork cutlets and she would always serve them with hot fries.  It is a hearty dish that I have always enjoyed.  It’s easy and quick to make and it tastes delicious thanks to the abundance of herbs…

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Sarde Allinguate

Sarde Allinguate

I know I have said this before, but sardines are my favourite fish ever.  They are cheap and so good for you and I highly recommend you try them.  I just wish I could find them more often here in Sydney!  Today I will share with you a traditonal Sicilian recipe, very common in the…

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Casoncelli alla Bergamasca

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 of Italy has its own traditional stuffed pasta which can differ in shape, size and/or…

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Guinness Braised Lamb Shanks

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 once the heat and bush fires start again.  I am trying to make the most…

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Yakitori

Yakitori

Lately I have been on a  bit of a Japanese food bender.  I am discovering more and more dishes, and the more I discover, the more I love Japanese cuisine!  There’s so much more than sushi (which I love too!).  I had heard a lot about Yakitori – 焼き鳥, but I had never eaten them…

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Bibimbap

Bibimbap

The July Daring Cooks‘ Challenge took us to Korea, where Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado taught us to make bibimbap. This colorful rice dish can be customized to meet any taste, and is as much fun to eat as it is to say! Bibimbap (비빔밥), which literally means “mixed rice”, is one of Korea’s most…

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Ficelle Picarde

Ficelle Picarde

Today I want to take you to France with a traditional dish: Ficelle Picarde.  It is a dish from Picardy in northern France, consisting of a savoury crêpe filled with mushrooms and ham, covered with either cream or béchamel sauce and cheese and then broiled.  It is pure comfort food, something I really need during…

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