Tag: #cooking

The Italian way

Since I moved to the UK 6 years ago, most of my conversations are about “proper Italian food”: not that I go around restaurants investigating all ingredients listed in their carbonara, it is more like people asking me for tips and secrets of having food “the Italian way”. I do enjoy all sorts of cuisines,…

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The Superb

“You will see a majestic town, backed against the hills of the Alps, superb both for its men and its walls, the view of which alone suggests its being dominant over the sea.” – Francesco Petrarca When life gives you basil, make pesto – an almost accurate quote that sound like the wisest words ever said.…

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Cheesecage?

“Montalbano felt moved. This was real friendship, Sicilian friendship, the kind based on intuition, on what was left unsaid. With a true friend, one never needs to ask, because the other understands on his own accordingly.” Andrea Camilleri, The Snack Thief Salvo Montalbano is a fictional detective created by the genius of Andrea Camilleri, a Sicilian…

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The last artichoke

-Have you got them? -Not yet, but I spoke to my guy – by the time you get here, they will be in my bag -How can you be so sure? It is not the first time he lets me down -He said he will have them, just be patient and enjoy your flight -does…

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The taste of the sea

South of Italy, August. It is 23:30, the temperature isn’t even considering to drop, it is too hot to go to sleep. You live in a small city, and your friends live 5 minutes away from you. You have two options: Stick your head in the fridge, hoping to fall asleep while enjoying the fake…

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To my younger self

I can’t bake. This is something I already wrote many times here in the blog, and I have said it out loud so many times that I’ve lost count. It is a strange machine our brain, isn’t it? We store a piece of information and it just lives there, rent free, no questions asked. I…

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Not envying the paradise

I have never been shy about my love for Sicily: the landscape, the weather, the food… what’s not to like? I have been lucky enough to have spent quite a long time of my adult life in this beautiful island, enjoying what it can offer in all her magnificence. Sicily is warm: from the sun…

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What’s new?

Sometimes life is full of surprises: over the last year I have been enjoying some cooking classes at The Cookery School at The Grand, York. Baking is not my forte so I really loved the pastry and the beef wellington lessons, I learnt a lot and I really enjoyed socialising with other people as passionate…

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The (semi)circle of life

“As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know healthor peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seedof murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” attribution to Pythagoras by Ovid 19th century: Charles Darwin…

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