Matching Italian Food and Wine: Creamy Polenta with Prawns and Sparkling Rosé Lambrusco of Sorbara Dop “Manfreina”

This Lambrusco Manfreina wine, from Emilia Romagna Region, features a pleasant freshness and vivacity at every sip. We recommend the wine to be uncorked as an aperitif, served with this delicate creamy Polenta with prawns. While pouring the wine let it form a rich foam before giving off its notes of violet, cherry and raspberries. Cheers! 🍷

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Grandpa’s Tart – Torta del Nonno

Today, in Italy the Grandpa’s day is being celebrated. We believe it’s a great occasion to honour and say thank you to all of our grandparents, who are always willing to help us when we need them. While I was thinking about which cake my daughter’s Grandpa would love to eat today, I thought about his taste when it comes to sweet treats. He is very fond of every kind of sweet food, but he has a penchant for chocolate. So, wanting to be impartial and still giving credit to all the Grandmothers, albeit satisfying his craving for chocolate, we went with this luscious version of the Grandma’s tart we already baked in the past.(Torta della Nonna).

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Lemony Custard for a Mouthwatering Teatime Snack

This lemony cream is ideal for a teatime treat served with biscuits like ladyfingers, dipped into it. Would you believe we made the custard with bruised lemons, which would otherwise have been thrown away?

Learn more at EatGrim Shop Food, and let’s get sustainable!

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Matching Italian Food and Wine: Pandolfa Ginevra Sangiovese Rose’ Wine and Strawberry Slushy

Our adults-only slushy is great for end-of summer days. Your guests will rave about this alcoholic slushy, fragranced with the sweetness of fresh strawberries. It can also turn into a fruity dessert, decorating it with some fresh berries or with diced seasonal fruit of your choice.

For this recipe we uncorked a Ginevra Rosato wine from the Pandolfa winery, in the Emilia Romagna region. This is a rose’ wine from sustainable farming and made from hand-harvested Sangiovese Grosso grapes. On tasting, it is a refined wine, pleasantly fresh, sapid and with a fruity aroma.

Cin cin! 🍧

*This wine is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Grab a Slice of Pizza and Much More… in the Heart of Frederiksberg – Focacceria Dal Forno

Once a year Copenhagen hosts the Copenhagen Cooking and Food festival, where a huge number of extraordinary culinary experiences occur. Last Sunday, I was wandering through Frederiksberg (a small city in the suburbs of Copenhagen) looking for unique food experiences, and I came across a lovely Italian spot I had never seen before. I followed my Italian heart and I entered the place. Dal Forno (Værnedamsvej 9, 1819 Frederiksberg C) opened its doors in May and it is a Focacceria belonging to Famo, a firma owning a group of Italian restaurants in the Copenhagen area.

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A Weeknight Meal: Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce Pasta

Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce Pasta is present in every collection of staple recipes that the Italian families use to prepare when trying to give an extra twist to a simple tomato sauce. Take a look at the video below and let’s prepare this cheap and easy recipe together.

We have to thank Chilometro 5 Pasta for making us taste these spaghetti. This pasta is made with high quality cereals, cultivated and stone- ground in an old mill in Vicenza, Veneto region.

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Scented Crostata with Italian Frangipane Cream and Plums

This week, from our colourful box of EatGrim Shop Food, we picked up some juicy plums to prepare an Italian Crostata filled with Frangipane cream. Frangipane is an almond-based cream and created by an Italian noblewoman and member of the Frangipani family. Its sweetness goes very well with the acid-sweet flavour of the plums in our week’s Crostata.

So let’s get to it!

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Italian Pinzimonio: a Simple Way to enjoy Fresh Vegetables

This summer, thanks to Erin from the Oregon girl around the world blog, we got to know the online shop EatGrim Shop Food. The company’s mission is to be sustainable, creating a new quality standard for everything that is edible. They deliver boxes filled with “ugly” (GRIM means “ugly” in Danish), organic and surplus fruits and vegetables directly to your doorstep. Even though the products look imperfect, they maintain their freshness and taste, making them great for preparing anything you wish, while being eco-friendly.

From our colourful box we picked up spring onions, which we thought could be dipped in a Pinzimonio. Follow our recipe and don’t let the products of the earth be wasted!

Our first Big & Beastly box

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Matching Food and Wine: Percoche Peaches in Falorni Rosso d ‘Italia “Padre &Figlio” Red Wine

Percoche peaches in red wine is an everlasting recipe. It can be served either as an aperitif or as a dessert to end a summer meal.It consists of local summer fruit, diced and dipped in a red wine of your choice.

The wine we suggest in our recipe is Falorni Rosso D’Italia “Padre & Figlio” red wine. It is produced as a cuvée of three of Mezzogiorno’s best known grapes, Nero d`Avola from Sicily, Primitivo and Negroamaro from Puglia and Salento, the southern part of the Puglia region. Each grape type contributes with its characteristics and together this trio forms a dark and powerful red wine.

*This wine is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain.

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