Month: August 2017

Flavoured balanced salt: un unusual seasoning

Flavoured balanced salt: un unusual seasoning

It’s commonly known that adding a bit of salt in a cake brings out its full taste. This fact induced an Italian chef to ask himself if the contrary was equally true: what about adding a bit of sugar to savory dishes? So he “created” […]

Hot chilli olive oil: give a little extra to your dishes!

Hot chilli olive oil: give a little extra to your dishes!

When you are in a pizzeria, what is the first thing you ask, just after ordering pizza? I don’t know you, but I usually ask for some hot chilli olive oil!! Real Italian pizzerias make it by themselves. It gives a little extra that makes […]

Durum wheat semolina sandwich bread

Durum wheat semolina sandwich bread

Which is one of the products I couldn’t live without? Bread, of course! Most of all, I enjoy making it, preparing it by myself. I think making bread is a kind of magic. You put together some flour, water, salt and yeast… and after a […]

Smashed roasted potatoes with tomato and onion

Smashed roasted potatoes with tomato and onion

A new way to cook one of my favourite vegetables: smashed roasted potatoes!! I love potatoes. I bake them, steam them, sauté or fry them. I serve them with meat, fish, onions, peppers or simply on their own. You can cook them in every possible […]

Chickpea hummus, the traditional recipe

Chickpea hummus, the traditional recipe

I wanted to prepare the tradional chickpea hummus since weeks, even months, but I never did it. Why? Because I couldn’t find a tahini sauce with just sesame and nothing else. Maybe it wasn’t the right time 🙂 Once I really decided to make it, after […]

Grilled sardines… memories of Spain

Grilled sardines… memories of Spain

I prefer meat over fish, but sometimes I need to eat fish and one of the best dishes we enjoyed in Spain was espeto de sardina, which means grilled sardines. I have a problem here, though… I haven’t been able to find a good fish […]

Sabbazza sauce: my first culinary invention

Sabbazza sauce: my first culinary invention

Have you ever heard about the Sabbazza sauce? No? Of corse, you haven’t! 😀 I invented it! And now I will tell you how. Parsley used to be one of the few forbidden ingredients in my kitchen! Why? Because my partner was selectively intolerant to parsley. […]

Eggplant rolls with stracchino cheese

Eggplant rolls with stracchino cheese

I finally found the time to prepare some eggplant rolls with stracchino!! It’s summer, it’s eggplant season and I found a very good stracchino cheese, at last! I love eggplants for their taste and because they are so versatile vegetables. You can prepare a lot […]