Beef Korokke

Beef Korokke

During our recent Japanese holiday, we had a lot of amazing food. In fact, Japanese cuisine is so much more than just (fantastic) sushi and sashimi! My youngest daughter especially liked korokke (コロッケ), aka potato croquettes coated in panko and then deep fried. Need I say more? Maybe I should also specify that there are…

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Onion Crusted Scotch Fillet with Home-made Chips

Onion Crusted Scotch Fillet with home-made Chips

A few weeks ago, I reviewed the Toollio, a very handy kitchen tool that really makes your life easier when it comes to cooking.  Today, I want to show you yet another recipe that I have created using this fantastic appliance: Onion Crusted Scotch Fillet with home-made Chips.  It is another very quick meal idea, as…

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Saffron Gnocchi with Ham and Peas

Saffron Gnocchi with Ham and Peas

Today it’s back to basics, with an Italian classic recipe… but with a twist.  Ham and peas are a very common pairing and Italians love to use this combination in a pasta sauce.  I love it too and it reminds me of when I was a child and I would often ask my mum to…

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Smorrebrod

Smorrebrod

You may not know this, but I have always had a fascination for Scandinavia.  I have visited Denmark a few times and I have been to Finland and Norway too.  Growing up, I have had my share of Scandinavian food and I must say it is delicious.  One of my favourite dishes is definitely Smørrebrød…

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Patatas Alioli

Patatas Alioli

Patatas Alioli are a typical Spanish dish.  They can be served as a tapa or as a side dish to accompany roasts or fish, or… well, that will be my next post, so stay tuned!  I think they are delicious.  Like Italian food, Spanish cuisine is all about simple, hearty and high quality ingredients.  That’s…

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Linguine with Potatoes

Linguine with Potatoes

Today’s recipe is not my own.  It’s actually my mother’s.  It is one of her favourite pasta sauces and she made it for all of us when visiting from Italy.  Usually, as a rule of thumb, Italians do not eat other carbs together with pasta, but this is a delicious exception.  I often say that…

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Green bean, tomato and potato salad

Green Bean, Tomato and Potato Salad

Today I want to share with you the recipe for a delicious and healthy side dish.  This Green Bean Tomato and Potato Salad is very special to me and eating it always takes me back in time.  My mum would often make it in summer when we were holidaying in Sicily.  It is a very…

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Cappellacci with Porcini and Sausage

CAPPELLACCI WITH SAUSAGE AND PORCINI

Happy New Year everybody!  I hope you had a fun (and food) filled New Year’s Eve and I wish you all the best for 2014!!!  Today I want to celebrate the beginning of the new year with a special recipe.  We had these on Christmas Eve and they were a huge hit.  Every year we…

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Cotechino with mash potatoes

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 even down under.  I often make my own cotechino (you can find my tutorial and…

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Saffron Potato Gnocchi with Sausage and Porcini

SAFFRON GNOCCHI WITH SAUSAGE AND PORCINI

Todd, who is The Daring Kitchen’s AWESOME webmaster and an amazing cook, is our September Daring Cooks’ host! Todd challenged us to make light and fluffy potato Gnocchi and encouraged us to flavor the lil pillows of goodness and go wild with a sauce to top them with! YESSSSS!  I love gnocchi of all sorts,…

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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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SHEPHERD’S PIE

Our Daring Cooks’ December 2012 Hostess is Andy of Today’s the Day and Today’s the Day I Cook! Andy is sharing with us a traditional French Canadian classic the Paté Chinois, also known as Shepherd’s pie for many of us, and if one dish says comfort food.. this one is it! When I read this month’s challenge…

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MINT & POTATO TRIANGOLINI WITH BURNT BUTTER

Today’s recipe is about simple ingredients.  Actually, come to think of it, authentic Italian cooking is often about simple ingredients.  I really wanted to make some stuffed pasta, but I did not have a lot of time (nor the ingredients) to make a traditional filling for it.  So I looked in my pantry and fridge…

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Gattò di patate

GATTÒ DI PATATE – POTATO PIE

Today’s recipe is another one of my family recipes and one of my favourites!  It is actually a regional dish that is very popular both in Campania and Sicily (so I will be tagging it under both regions for my Regional Italian dish series), with some variations.  Some people put ham in it instead of…

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PORCINI, SPECK AND POTATO SAVOURY PIE

Today’s recipe is great in every season.  The ingredients are perfect for the cooler months, but the fact that you can eat it cold (or at room temperature), makes it perfect for the warmer months too.  I actually love to take this to picnics and barbecues when the season is right, but it is also…

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