Tag: Italian cooking

Focaccia di Recco

Focaccia di Recco

A few days ago I received a text from my local deli shop, Provender Brown, announcing that my special order has been delivered … the crescenza. This fresh and creamy cheese is known in Italy as crescenza or stracchino and has a flavour and consistency […]

La Sagra Italiana in Glasgow

La Sagra Italiana in Glasgow

Yesterday I spent my afternoon at the Sagra Italian in George Square in Glasgow. A Sagra is a festival that often happens during the summer in every Italian village to showcase their culture, tradition and culinary specialities. And La Sagra Italiana 2019 is a perfect […]

Italy on a plate

Italy on a plate

In the last few days, I started to declutter and spring cleaning the house and amongst magazines and recipe books, I found an award I wan in 2009 at a cookery exibition and competition in Glasgow. I don’t take enough credit for all my accomplishments […]

My ultimate passion … bread!

My ultimate passion … bread!

I love making bread, taking few simple ingredients like flour, yeast, salt and water and create magic! Bread is at the base of every community. In Italy, as in many other countries, the mill and the wood oven used to be shared by many family […]

Upside-down cannelloni

Upside-down cannelloni

Many years ago I visited a beautiful village in the north of Italy called Valeggio Sul Mincio.  Valeggio is not only renown for its beauty and historical importance, but it’s also a gastronomical hotspot for fresh pasta and tortellini. One of the last time I […]

WOW 2018 and the recipes for Homesickness

WOW 2018 and the recipes for Homesickness

Last weekend was great, it started very well when I received this lovely book about the less renown history of many Scottish women. The authour will be at the Blairgowrie book festival this weekend but unfortunately, I will not be able to go so I’m enjoying the book […]

Coral runner beans

Coral runner beans

                Do you remember the pasta recipe with courgette and courgette’s flower I posted I while ago? Well today I went back to my friends Federica for a coffee and a chat and as last time, I came […]

Pesto salmon and veggies parcel

Pesto salmon and veggies parcel

Another amazing meal with Scottish ingredients and Italian flavours to celebrate the Sottish Food and Drink Fortnight. For this recipe, I used my pesto recipe (that you can find it here). I found this recipe on this amazing blog  www.cookingclassy.com, and I changed it very very slightly. The […]

Strawberry Tiramisu’

Strawberry Tiramisu’

First of September and it’s the start of the Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (http://fooddrinkfort.scot/), to celebrate it I decided to use the last of the Scottish strawberries to create this light and fresh tiramisu’. The Scottish berries and soft fruit are the best I ever […]

You’ve got mail!

You’ve got mail!

Every month without failing a package arrive from Italy. It often contains something for the kids, a lovely handwritten note from my mum and my beloved Sale & Pepe (a fantastic Italian cookery magazine). I always look for the Italian regional recipes that the magazine often features. Even after a […]