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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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Chicken Involtini with Prosciutto and Fontina

Chicken is definitely the kind of meat we eat the most.  My children like it more than any other meat and even though I have always preferred beef, I now enjoy it too.  Being that we eat chicken often, I … 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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IMPEPATA DI COZZE – PEPPERED MUSSELS

Today I am back with a recipe for my Regional Italian dish series!  I am taking you all to Campania and Naples with a delicious and very easy to make dish: Peppered Mussels.  All you need, besides mussels, are garlic, … Continue reading

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CABBAGE ROLLS

November’s Daring Cooks’ Challenge had us on a roll! Olga from Effortless Lessly challenged us to make stuffed cabbage rolls using her Ukrainian heritage to inspire us. Filled with meat, fish or vegetables, flexibility and creativity were the name of … Continue reading

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LASAGNE WITH ZUCCHINI PESTO, SPECK AND SMOKED SCAMORZA

Mmmm Lasagne!  My favourite dish ever.  Growing up my parents and I would make Lasagne for big occasions, like Christmas or birthdays.  And they would always be the classic meat version (you can find my recipe here).  Well, lately I … Continue reading

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HOME-MADE COTECHINO

A few months ago, I took part in a Daring Cooks challenge about salumi. At that time, I chose to make Salame Cotto, and it was a great success. That, and the fact that I regularly make my own Pork … Continue reading

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