Christmas Menu Inspirations – Starters

How are you all? Busy preparing for Christmas? Do you already have your entire menu planned or are you still looking for some inspiration? If it’s the latter, you came to the right place.

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…

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…

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…

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…

O is for Olive Oil

My absolute, number one, favourite ingredient is for the letter O: Olive Oil. I prefer any type of oil over butter, but the Queen of oils is the one for me. With so many different olive variations, producing techniques and regions, there is an endless supply of this golden liquid. It all started an immense…

N is for Neapolitan Cuisine

Basically everything you love about Italian food, has its origins in Naples. Think of pizza, mozzarella, parmigiana di melanzana (aubergines with Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce) and many more… Naples is one of the oldest cities in Italy, and has been ruled by many different empires and kingdoms: the ancient Greeks and Romans, and the kings from…