It could be interpreted as ‘over organisation ‘, but if we have friends staying for a few days I have my menu and shopping list ready for the whole time. Our two fridges can store fresh food for 4p for approx 4-5 days. On Thursday we can visit the local market for some extra fruit … More Ingrid and Guido, friends since 30 years, are easy guests
This amazing city never disappoints me. Our appartment in Soho was a perfect location to explore the different areas. Being exhausted every evening didn’t stop me cooking in a kitchen with a minimum of tools. Breakfast, dinner in the appartment, and lunch outside is my perfect combination. My first inspection of the kitchen in a … More A little taste of New York
Blanch or steam 500 grams of green asparagus. Blanch 250 grams of agretti. Grill 2 pieces of swordfish. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, a drizzle of extra vergine olive oil, pepper and salt. Simple, pure and delicious!
Once you have eaten a pizza in Napoli, you will rarely reach the same level of pizza dough at home.That’s why I prefer to work with puff pastry instead, thin and cripsy. For 2 p cover 1 puff pastry (I prefer the square ones) with a mixture of 150 grams of ricotta, 2 chopped garlic … More Flat puff pastry
My brother Ivan, who lives nextdoor, is one of their regular costumers. He offered me a room in their lovely house during my visit and, on the last evening of my recent short visit to Belgium, he spoiled me with some delicious Italian food in this lovely restaurant Bazalia. Tartare di tonno with grated bottarga, … More Bazel, a small beautiful village in Belgium is so lucky to have a superb Italian restaurant, Bazalia!
Spoiled as we are, we have a private Italian class twice a week with Giancarla to guide us through the Italian grammar, Italian vocabulary, and culture. We are her ‘bambini’ and often she is also our moral support. My pick of the day cannot be too extreme, fusion between Italy and the Middle-East. biggest fan … More It’s about time to invite our adorable Italian teacher, Giancarla
The cuisine in Sardegna is originally a cuisine with cheese and meat, and not at all fish as ingredient. However, with a beautiful sea view fresh fish or a dish with the local bottarga, from tuna or mullet sounds great. Sardegna has a typical pasta, malloreddus (a rather small shape, looking like a larva) and … More A week of holiday in Sardegna, let’s explore the typical cuisine of the island