Many masks and few faces

“You will learn at your own expense that in the long journey of life you will encounter many masks and few faces” (Imparerai a tue spese che nel lungo tragitto della vita incontrerai tante maschere e pochi volti). This is a quote from One, No One and One Hundred Thousand (Uno, Nessuno e Centomila), one of my favourite books from Luigi…

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The gnocchetti call

You have now mastered the art of malloreddus, you are a pro using the wood board, you can make gnocchetti with both thumbs tied and your eyes closed, probably standing on one leg. I am proud. For those that didn’t read my previous post, here is it, along with my huge disappointment: https://theparmigianawhisperer.blog/2020/07/07/know-your-gnocchetti/ Now we…

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Know your gnocchetti

Do you know the meaning of the word “malloreddus”? Me neither, I had to google it to write this post ha! In the rest of Italy, this delicious pasta is known as “gnocchetti sardi”, but the proper name is in sardinian dialect and it is actually unclear what it means. Some believe it comes from…

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Love actually

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy,…

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Mozzarella made me do it

Friday morning. The alarm goes off and I ignore it for about 6 times, the snooze button and my lazy person have been best friends for years now. Then, all of the sudden, the revelation: it is homemade pizza day! Time to jump off the bed and think about how many lovely ingredients I have…

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Rice, meet ragù

Sicily is the Queen of the Mediterranean sea: she is there, in her all glory, kissed by the waves and hugged by the sunshine. She is majestic, with her natural gifts like Mount Etna or the Aolian islands – and like the most beautiful women, her history makes her even more charming: the Valley of…

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Love your discard

I have got a confession to make: I am one of those people that made sourdough during the lockdown. Actually, I became obsessed with it, and I tried to follow as many recipes as possible with my lovely starter: pizza, bread, pancakes, pretzel; you name it, I have probably done it (hundreds of times, with…

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Tiramisu and its dirty secrets

Who knew that the key for paradise were a few ingredients and a brothel? Very random, isn’t it? Savoiardi, mascarpone, eggs, coffee: this is what comes to mind when thinking about Tiramisu. What the majority of non-italian speakers dont know, is that its name literally translates as “pick me up”. It is a curious name…

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