I love researching for new Italian recipes that I can cook for family, friends or the boy. I’m fascinated with the regional diversity within Italian cooking and love to get nerdy about the various ingredients used across the country; from northern mountainous Piedmont to southern sunny Puglia . I […]
It’s sausage week and for my second dish of the week, I russled up a Tusacan sausage bean risotto.
Last year in December, I had a little holiday to Verona, an Italian city situated in the north-eastern region of Veneto. I was eager to explore a northern region and cuisine because I tend to spend my time in the southern hemisphere when in Italy. I went for three days with my pal […]
A couple of weeks ago, I got hold of a copy of the new cookbook ‘Sicily’ by the Caldesi husband & wife duo. The visuals & aesthetic are what draw me usually with cookbooks and the photography here gives you an instant familiarity with the island and its food. More […]
If you love a bit of blue cheese like me than this risotto recipe is for you. Threw this together after a Monday night stint at the gym. If you can’t treat yourself to a bit if cheese after a bit of a work out then what’s the point :-). […]
I have cooked a many risotto, and have always added a good splash of white wine to give it some flavour. However, across my Piedmontese recipe research, I came across a version of this recipe that involved using Barolo red wine (made in Piedmont) as well as stock to cook […]
Been reading up on how my fellow Italians eat up on the other side of the boot. So…..they prefer to feast on rice to pasta, white sauces rather than red ones and quite partial to a bit of cheese. So based on all of the above and researching Piedmontese recipes […]