Category: #cooking

And they say romance is dead

Have you ever heard of maritati pasta? It is a special pasta combination, made of orecchiette and maccheroni (also known as minchiareddi), particularly famous in Puglia, one of the most beautiful regions in Italy. Maritati in italian means “married”, and this pasta basically represents the marriage between orecchiette pasta (the woman), and maccheroni (the man).…

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Autumn risotto

Picture this: it is a nippy day, it is raining, you are super annoyed with work, your dog chewed your favourite chair, your hair is super frizzy, basically it is a disaster. You have two choices here: Be super grumpy and start arguing with everybody to have an even worse day tomorrow + go to…

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No eggs? No problem!

Sundays for me are the treat day, there is no Sunday without a cake, cannoli or frolle! Yesterday I found some beautiful lemons at the market, and I thought I could make a lovely lemon cake, like the ones I used to have in Italy. So this morning I woke up, already thinking about my…

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Red onion focaccia

Baking is not my forte, I admit it, but focaccia is one of the few things that I can successfully bake. For this recipe I used fast action yeast, so proving times are not too bad – you only need a couple of hours, so I usually make the dough and then I move on…

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Your new favourite risotto

Here we go again: you open the fridge and you have that sad little courgette, that will probably end up in the bin unless you find a glorious way to use it. Glory is always in a risotto, everything in a risotto looks, sounds and tastes better – especially “boring” veggies! Ingredients for 3 people:…

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Cannoli siciliani

Sicily: sunshine, sea and obviously cannoli! These little pieces of heaven need some patience, cannoli moulds and a thermometer to check the temperature of the oil – but it is definitely worth it! Ingredients for 15 cannoli To make the shells you need: -flour 130g -sugar 15g -marsala wine 30g -egg yolk 10g, but keep…

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