Everyday for the past 7 months (Oh, has it really been that long?) I have promised myself that I would sit down in front of my laptop and write a new post.
Everyday for the past 7 months I have come up with an excuse not to sit . . . → Read More: 3 Cheese Vegetable Tart
Sometimes it is terribly easy to fall into a rut, especially a food rut. This happens to me when I have too much going on both at work and at home and rather than use my imagination I just rely on old standbys that are fast and easy to make, and that I know everyone will eat, because let’s face it, it is not easy to please 3 different palettes, and let’s face it, everyone’s a critic right. Continue reading Involtini di carne
Have you been overtaken by holiday madness? This year has been remarkably stress free for me, probably because we decided to go low key for the season. Continue reading Lenticchie in umido (braised lentils)
Feel free to ignore those letters and numbers it’s just me claiming my blog nothing to be alarmed about.
What is really important is today’s dish, which is so much more than a variation on pork and beans. Continue reading Salsiccia e fagioli
Recently it has been all about comfort food here in rainy, foggy, cold Milan. Continue reading Fagottini salati
My sisters and I used to laugh at my mother whenever she would say *I can make that.* This was usually her response to something one of us had paid too much money for – a sweater, a bag, a decorative object, whatever. Annoying? Perhaps, but not half as annoying as knowing that she was right. She could have made it, whatever it was. She was good that way. Once she got it into her mind that she was going to make something, she did it brilliantly, often times even better than the store bought version.
Continue reading Smoked tuna tartar
Another recipe that involves zero cooking, how much do you love me right now? Well if you are living through heat and humidity like I am, you should probably love me as much as your favourite ice cream right about now. Continue reading Bresaola and robiola
How about a recipe that requires no cooking at all? None. Interested?
How about if that recipe is also a traditional dish made with local, products purchased directly from the farmer/producer?
This dish requires no cooking, even if you can’t even cook an egg, you can pull this off beautifully.
You need 6 ingredients: bresaola, arugula, grana padana . . . → Read More: Bresaola, arugula, grana padana and I promise not to complain about the heat
So there I was on the Eurostar - Milano/Roma – sitting in the club car sipping a glass of wine and waiting for my lunch. It was August and outside my windows the countryside was slipping by and the train was full. Having lunch in the club car was my way of treating myself and escaping my . . . → Read More: A train journey with surprise
This was supposed to be a completely different dish. It was supposed to be pork loin fillets with a white wine sauce, raisins and pine nuts. I was actually looking forward to making the dish and there is a pretty cool back story about the first time I ever had it. Continue reading Lonza ubriaca, a drunken pork loin