Tarte Tatin Came to Italy

When traditions cross over to another country and meet new traditions, something delicious usually happens. TTTโ˜บ๏ธ = Tomatoes Tarte Tatin Same goes for the very ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท French Tarte Tatin when it encountered ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italian traditions of tomatoes and cheeses. Therefore we got Tarte Tatin with ๐Ÿ… tomatoes, ricotta, and shavings of Parmesan. It makes a […]

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Danteโ€™s Inferno, โ€ฆ Itโ€™s an Ice Cream!

Isnโ€™t that a relief?  700 years after the death of the Supreme Poet, there are three limited editions ice creams dedicated to the three Dante canticles, for an engaging and surprising experienceโ€”created by Magnumโ€”a trio of ice creams to transition from the provocation of Hell to the purity of Paradise. Magnum X Dante The journey […]

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Carbonara, The Real Thing

About Carbonara there are plenty of annedocts, old and new, and sometimes quite funny! It is one of those dishes that one will get it right, once every four tries! First myth to dispel; the story of humble and industrious shepherds (or charcoal burners) who since the dawn of time have seasoned their spaghetti with […]

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More on Pistachio

I just said that there is a pistachio mania lately, and it just so happen that I saw another recipe with pistachio that I had to try. I read it carefully and what I liked was the use of lemon zest, which–I thought would make the dish fresh and zingy, just right for the season […]

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Pistachio-Mania

Since my childhood I had a long love affair with Pistachio Ice Cream. I loved the pastel green color, and of course the subtle and smooth sweet & savory taste. It was a classic, especially paired with Vanilla (for me). It stands out for that its delicate and salty aftertaste, which can be perfectly combined […]

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Our Passion for Herbs

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme Whether it is for passion or pleasure, for cooking or for decorating: cultivating herbs and small [kitchen] plants on the balcony is  a trend!   All of the above can be grown on a pot. There are a few rules to follow, but nothing too arduous! It can be done, […]

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Spring-Time Quiche

Rendez-Vous des Amis Quiche I am very much into a Spring mood, the clouds over my head, however, have a much different mood in mind! What best than a Spring Quiche to fight the battle of moods. Of quiches (recipes) is full the Internet, and I do love to make them all. I found that […]

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Potatoes Skewers

I made these potatoes from a recipe I saw on TV. I confess I didn’t believe it too much, instead, it works well and it is pretty good.  A super-easy way to serve potatoes along with other grilled food.ย  All you need is some good potatoes–new potatoes work best–some skewers (1 per potato ), a […]

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Last Minute Spaghetti that Never Fails

There are a few dishes that  ever fail to save the day.  The first oneย  is โ€œSpaghetti Oil & Garlic, โ€ from there it can be upgraded to โ€œspaghetti oil & garlic AND peperoncinoโ€ the spicy one ๐ŸŒถ, best if fresh; then โ€œspaghetti with the above + anchovies.โ€ Eventually, add capers, and freshhly chopped parsley […]

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All Those Zucchini

What can we do with all those zucchini now that the season of plenty is coming up? A Tart We can’t feed the ducks with the overproduction, therefore I always look for new ways to cook them, and if I do not find a new one, then I adapt liberally from others, substituting one ingredient […]

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Easter Sunday

Another Easter in Lockdown Per se it is not that bad, it is just Easter but less pretentious. More intimate, no travel to fashionable places, nothing much. It is even less stressful. I recall I thought the same about Christmas, and NY Eve. Some traditions can be maintained nevertheless, like having the typical “Colomba Pasquale” […]

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Highlights of the (Lockdown) Day

Italy and the EU is struggling with high numbers of infected people, hospital emergency rooms are full, and the vaccine is not coming in fast enough.We are living last year situation all over again, and we are expecting even more restricted rules for the upcoming Easter weekend. Roaming the Empty Streets We still can go […]

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