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Extract and recipe from my write-up which featured in Cibus magazine, the Christmas 2013 edition. Tea-time was again an overflow of food – turkey sandwiches, pastizzi, meringues, hazelnut balls, date-tarts, dates stuffed with marzipan, Christmas fruit cake and Irish coffee. The flavors, smells and textures of every item summons the warm spirit of Christmas and […]

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This is a Christmas recipe taken from my Mother’s diary where she recorded recipes from our childhood days. The flavor, smell and texture of these hazelnut balls bring so many nostalgic memories and instil in me the warm spirit of Christmas. Hope they work this way for you too! Ingredients: 400g flour, sifted 300g butter, […]

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Ricotta zuccotto

This is what I made out of a craving for something spongy and gentle on the stomach. Ingredients: (these are approximate since the recipe was spontaneous) 400g ricotta 150g sugar 75g dark chocolate, grated or finely chopped 75g candied peel 200 – 250g savoiardi (I used the savoiardi sardi) rum Beat in the sugar with […]

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This cake is primarily prepared during the Christmas season in Genoa but it is even popular in the rest of the Liguria region, in Italy. In the United Kingdom, a similar version is known as Genoa cake. I know what you are thinking. Am I going to propose a Christmas recipe now? More than a […]

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New Year hangover

I bid goodbye to 2012 with friends, booze, music and dancing, yes I said dancing! But I started the 2013 with a culinary fiasco. Humbly, but truly, it was the first time in many years, that I had people at the table fidgeting with their knives and forks as if reluctant to eat my prepared […]

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This article featured in Cibus magazine, December edition I have recently acknowledged the truth that my love for Italian food has left me no eye for other cuisines. So, I have endeavored to widen my horizons and liberate my taste buds for the gastronomy of other countries. And there I was, few days after my […]

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This recipe was first published in the June edition of Cibus magazine. Combining melon with prosciutto crudo is an all-time favorite so I thought to arrange a farro salad, now that farro is also available to prepare in 10 minutes.   Farro salad with melon and prosciutto crudo Ingredients for 4 persons: 300gr farro (or […]

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This recipe was first published in the June edition of Cibus magazine. These long, thin, rusty red grains are the result of a cross-breed between the Venere and the Indica rice varieties. The Ermes red rice is, not only an attractive ingredient, but a nutritious one as well since it is high in antioxidants and […]

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This recipe was first published in the June edition of Cibus magazine. As part of my contribution in Cibus magazine I chose to prepare sides to accompany the grill, a popular cooking method at this time of the year. Since I love the sweet twist fruit gives to savoury food, I opted to include fruit […]

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With Father’s day round the corner I thought of proposing this straightforward fish recipe. The salt crust gives a sophisticated appearance to this dish however to prepare it is neither time consuming nor complicated. And don’t worry about the heavy amount of salt required this will not make the fish super salty! But don’t forget […]

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