I have wanted to write about Milano for a long time. I always had mixed feelings towards the city and, at first, these feelings were not exactly positive. When I moved here from London back in 2005 the “city” seemed to me like nothing but a small town, with a stagnant economy, closed-minded social circles,…Read More
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Can’t help falling in love with arrosticini
Hello fellow cooks! Today we are going to talk about the famous arrosticini, a staple of Abruzzese cuisine as well as one of my all-time favorite foods… Arrosticini are such a big part of the region’s culinary tradition and yet they are still not very well known in the rest of Italy or internationally, so…Read More
Air Dried Potatoes?!?
You bet! Welcome back fellow cooks, today I’m gonna talk about a shiny new groundbreaking technique I’m experimenting with lately. And guess what? The tool you’re looking for is not in the kitchen. Seriously? Yeah. Open your eyes to the hidden culinary superpowers of your hair dryer! Now, you might be thinking… are you completely…Read More
The Perfect Risotto
Dear friends and food enthusiasts, today we are going to talk about one of the most challenging Italian recipes you can try at home: the famous risotto. Rice has a longstanding tradition in Italian cuisine, particularly in the Northern region. Known since ancient Roman times, it started to be extensively produced in the XV century.…Read More
Don’t worry… have curry!
I have to say, curry is hands down my all-time favorite dish and it will always be. Its sumptuous taste and marvelous aroma, given by a wisely prepared spice mix and loving preparation, hits my senses like nothing else. It’s hearty, comforting, healing… almost divine. Seriously. But what is a curry exactly? The term curry…Read More
Ragù alla Bolognese
Arguably nothing epitomizes Italian cuisine more than ragù alla Bolognese. That’s right, mind the spelling… if you are reading “Bolognaise” on a menu, you are not getting the real deal! Renowned worldwide as the premier pasta sauce, even more than pesto or Alfredo sauce, the ragù is the bar against which every true Italian cook…Read More
Dear friends and fellow cooks, this week we are going to talk about salmon, which undoubtedly is the most popular fish variety used in cuisines worldwide. While being native to the oceans, particularly North Atlantic and Pacific, salmon can be found today in almost every part of the world, both farmed and wild. Actually, farmed…Read More
Know your herbs: Rosemary
Hello fellow chefs! This is our first post on natural ingredients for our home cooking and today we are going to talk about the beautiful, evergreen, fragrant rosemary. It’s incredible how many artificial ingredients and food additives (both flavorings and colorings) are present in our food today. We sometimes make it even worse by using…Read More