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Frittata con Zucchine

Frittata con Zucchine

Italians love their frittata, (free-TAH-ta ), a similar dish to the well known French omelette. Eggs are the main ingredient, to which vegetables, cheese, ham or even left over pasta is added according to what is available and what takes your fancy.  While an omelette...

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Polenta with Pancetta & Funghi

Polenta with Pancetta & Funghi

Winter, the cold weather, and let's be honest, the duress of Lockdown 3:0, all seem to call for warming comfort food.    This polenta recipe does it for me.  Polenta, or maize flour, is  a staple food from Northern Italy.  This humble Italian peasant food has become a...

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Sausage and lentil stew

Sausage and lentil stew

What better reason to start our blogs again than having a good recipe and wine to share! This is a warming dish, perfect for an autumn day with unpredictable and cooler weather.  Brown lentils are very much loved in Italy, and especially in the centre regions, where...

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Broad-bean (Fava) Purée

Broad-bean (Fava) Purée

  This lovely green Broad-bean Fava Purée topping featured among the nibbles in our recent wine-tasting events and it went down a treat on both occasions. The recipe of broad-bean fava purée topping is from a well-loved Italian cookery book by Ursula Ferrigno.  It is very easy to prepare, but a little time consuming,  because […]

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The land of real bread

The land of real bread

When I left Rome to settle in the UK, I was in my early twenties, and for this reason there are (far too) many places in Italy that I only know by hearsay.  Hence, an invitation from the London branch of The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK, to the event BUY BASILICATA: Discovering […]

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Wine & Tapas

Wine & Tapas

   A new post after a long break, and not for lack of wanting; time really does fly while having fun… The wine tasting on the 7th of November was dedicated to Spain, and we had the pleasure of having Guillermo Sanchez with us, along with some of the lovely food that he imports directly […]

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