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…

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…

Q is for Quattro Staggioni

Quattro Staggioni. Four seasons. Frankie Valli. I’m here to tell you about my love for this band. No, kidding, I promised you a recipe for pizza toppings last Saturday, and that’s what you’ll get (although if you do want to talk about the band, I’m always up for it). So Quattro Staggioni is one of…

Week 3 of the A to Z Challenge

Hope you all had a nice weekend! Here’s a recap of what was posted on the blog in the third week of the A to Z Challenge! K is for Know your Italian Pasta L is for Limoncello M is for Mozzarella N is for Neapolitan Cuisine O is for Olive Oil P is for…

P is for Pizza

I’ve never met a pizza I didn’t like. To me, it is literally one of the best inventions to have ever happened in the culinary world. Made in Naples, pizza are a versatile recipe, which you can adjust in whatever way you like. A pizza with only cheese, or just meat, or solely vegetables. You…

K is for Know Your Italian Pasta

We all know spaghetti, lasagna, and macaroni. Some are also really fond of penne (me!), ravioli, and farfalle. But there are so many more great Italian pastas yet to be discovered! These are the ones that I tried during my recent trip to Rome. The gnocchi was familiar to me, but I have never actually…

Week 2 of the A to Z Challenge

And we’re rounding up week 2 of the A-Z Challenge! Quite a stressful week for me, as the Wi-Fi in my hotel in Rome did not work properly, which caused some issues. But hey, at least the photos and recipes are authentic Italian, right? Here’s what I’ve posted this week: E is for Even More…

J is for Joy of Italian Cheeses

What’s a month of Italian cuisine posts, without one on the fabulous cheeses the country produces? Here are my favourites: Pecorino My personal favourite is, and forever will be, Pecorino cheese. Made of sheep’s milk (hence the name, as pecora is Italian for sheep), there are several regional versions. The Pecorino Romano is most popular outside…

G is for Gelato

Oh Gelato, the wonderful creamy goodness. One of Italy’s most popular import products. Originally from Sicily (hey, we’re re-visiting this island again! The Sicilians are a bunch of inventive people…), the Italian word gelato is derived from the Latin word gelatus, which literally means frozen. So you’re eating frozen. Just let it go.   Anyways, the story…