Sweet Sunday – Classic French Madeleines

For the first time since 1,5 month, there’s a Sweet Sunday post! And it’s a good one if I may say so myself. I always deemed Madeleines as impossible to make, because 1. I did not have a madeleine tin, and 2. I did not know how to get that soft texture of the cookies,…

Dutch White Asparagus with Ham, Eggs, & Melted Butter

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Time for the White Gold, the Dutch pride; the white asparagus. These wonderful stalks of deliciousness are best somewhere between the beginning of April and the end of June. When exactly can the asparagus be harvested, completely depends on the temperature of the ground. Harsh winters make…

Z is for Zabaglione

This dessert has been a revelation to me. It always amazes me how 6 (!) egg yolks can turn into something as divine as this Zabaglione.  The dessert is incredibly quick and easy to make, but stunningly flavourful. It looks creamy, but it actually isn’t at all! However, it is incredibly sweet and you have…

Y is for Your Italian Food Travel List

So, there’s been 28 posts about Italian cuisine so far. Some are recipes made throughout the country, and some are recipes specific to a certain region. It’s easy to get lost in what is made where and such, so I’ve created an overview of the recipes that have been on the blog, which let you…

X is for Xpresso

Oh man, what a title. I’m sorry for that. Anyways, Espresso it is! That strong caffeinated drink that Italians just cannot get enough of. Perfectly understandable if you ask me. It’s a quick energy boost, and I mean, Italian espressos are the real deal. My big complaint about the espresso that I get here in The…

W is for Where to Eat in Rome

As you may have read in previous posts, I’ve visited Rome in the beginning of April. I’ve eaten loads of food, drank a lot of wine and beer, and been to some restaurants that are worth mentioning to you! The thing with these restaurants is that you should not be put off by the interior,…

Week 4 of the A to Z Challenge

Here’s what happened in week 4 of Italian Cuisine! Q is for Quattro Staggioni R is for Ricotta Pie  S is for Sicily T is for Tagliata U is for Uva a.k.a Italian Wine V is for Vitello Tonnato  

V is for Vitello Tonnato

Vitello Tonnato is just as classic as a carpaccio. It resembles it only in that both feature thinly sliced meat. This dish however uses veal, and is smothered in a deliciously creamy tune mayonnaise. To be honest, I know it’s not how it it supposed to be, but I normally serve the sauce along with…

U is for Uva a.k.a Wine

I’m a big sucker for wine. You can pour any white, red, rose, or sparkling wine in my glass and I’ll drink it. As long as it tastes nice, I’ll be happy. Ofcourse, I do have some preferences. For instance, I am not a big fan of French wines. I don’t know why, but they…

T is for Tagliata with Rocket Lettuce and Balsamic Vinegar

In principle, tagliata is just a sliced steak. But I think by now we have come to realize that in Italy it’s never just that. It’s never just a fish, or just a pie, no, it’s a simple dish, but with immensely intense flavours that knock you off your feet everytime you take a bite. Same goes for this wonderful…

S is for Sicily

Ah, Sicily. One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Back in 2004, I spent 3 weeks with my family on this stunning island. My first experience with La Dolce Vita. Eating my first actual Italian pizzas (Calzone!), soaking up the Italian sun, and tasting real Italian gelato. And oh my, what a…

R is for Ricotta Pie with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Oh wow, this recipe is so incredibly delicious. It’s actually quite a sweet tasting pie but then you have the sensation of biting into those hearty pine nuts which is unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before. Ricotta is a sheep’s cheese, made from the whey that’s left over when producing hard cheeses. The ricotta does…