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Say Cheese

This article featured in Cibus edition of November 2012. Bizarrely dressed in white polypropylene overalls and sky-blue plastic shoe covers I shuffled behind Giovanni Roncalato, eager to discover the artisan cheese making process at La Casara. Accompanied by the warm September sun, as it was breaking through the wispy morning clouds, we made our way […]

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There are times when my cooking activity is limited by soon expiring ingredients. And since I hate wasting food I am inclined to improvise dinner with ingredients I would eventually have to throw away if I don’t use immediately. Here is one recipe which I invented on the spur of the moment: Oyster mushroom & […]

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We discovered and familiarized ourselves with typical Campania products after managing for 1 1/2 years  Bocconci – an Italian franchise restaurant. Our menu consisted of a wide range and use of typical products from the Southern Italian region – the Campania. These included Mozzarella di Bufala DOP, salumi & bresaola di bufala, cheeses like ricotta di bufala, […]

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Experiment: Chocolate pasta

This weekend our experiments in the kitchen were a little bit more daring than usual. On our recent visit to Italy we bought a piece of this particular cheese from Piedmont, known as Castelmagno. Normally made from cow’s milk, this semi-hard cheese is usually tinged with blue mould. It has a crumbly texture and a […]

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Chris’ famous cheesecake

It’s a privilege for food lovers like me to be accompanied by a boyfriend who enjoys cooking as well… and the best thing about it is that he complements the meals I prepare with scrumptious desserts. Last weekend he gave a try to this wonderful strawberry cheesecake, which turned to be so delicious that he […]

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Aubergine & Tomato Towers

Trying to cut down on calories is not the easiest of tasks for anyone, let alone for a food enthusiast who spends most of the day thinking about recipes to try, food to buy and preparing meals to eat! Ah yes, Summer is approaching and like many I want to lose some weight so now […]

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