All Year Round Tropical Pineapple Dessert

This dessert is something divine! Despite the tropical ingredients used in it, in my family, this is a dessert that everyone awaits during our gatherings either on Christmas Eve or on a summer dinner where we are finally all together after many months being apart. I got the recipe from my aunt who is always in charge to prepare it and satisfy our sugar cravings. If you also are craving a rich dessert, give this pineapple dessert a try!

(Francesca)

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Pasta with Pepper, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Olives and Cappers: A 20 min Summery Dish

Do you have some veggies in your fridge and would like to prepare a dish full of flavors in only 20 minutes?

Follow the instructions below and enjoy! 😉

🍷 Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Focaccia from Bari: a Traditional Oven-Baked Bread Topped with Olives, Tomatoes and Oregano

Crispy on the outside, soft in the inside and full of ripe tomatoes focaccia from Bari is one of my most wanted delicacy from Puglia. Living in Copenhagen makes it hard to find a slice of this baked bread around the city. So I challenged my self to prepare an excellent version of it, and finally I’ve reached it :-).

I have to say thanks to the funny, brilliant and nice Maria to telling me the essential tips for making these delicious focaccia.

Like the Baresi, (people from Bari) doeat a slide of this focaccia any time of the day and on any occasion. To fully enjoy its goodness, cut a slice of focaccia in half, stuff it with some mortadella and enjoy it.

🍷 Marinella🍴

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Fill your Summer with Italian Wines and Food …

Italy is considered the home country of wine, and is world’s second largest wine producer behind France. Wine is not simply considered a drink in Italy, but it is part of Italian culinary tradition, especially when gathering around a family’s table. A lot of  people in Italy treat themselves to a glass of wine a day whether at lunch, dinner, or as a drink during the late afternoon Aperitivo, the Italian version of Happy hour.

We want to start our journey across the Italian wines, selecting and highlighting the features of the following three grapes, and suggesting a good match with some Italian recipes:

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Quickly Baked Giga Oysters from Limfjord (Denmark) and Italian Wines

Oysters? You can love them or hate them! In our recipe we prepared the oysters to make you love them, adding a teaspoon of sour cream and a drizzle of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. The oysters in themselves are an aphrodisiac but by adding some Parmigiano, you’ll just find yourself falling in love with them.

If you would like to know more about these giga oysters and what impact they are having on the natural eco – marine – system take a look at bluelobster.app.

🍷 Francesca & Marinella🍴

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A Cake to Connect Three Friends From Different Parts of the World

The title of this week’s recipe may sound a bit quirky and needs to be explained.

The cake we made is more than a simple cake, it’s a pretext for connecting with our friend Giulia who is currently living in Santiago, Chile. She is a professional photographer and the owner of followingthenorthstar. During this period of quarantine, she baked tons of delicious Italian dishes for her family and amazed us with the stunning pictures of the food she prepared.

Apart from pilfering her the recipe of her strawberry cake (that we made replacing the strawberries with juicy cherries), we got to have a Zoom session to learn the basics of the dark photography from Giulia, by connecting the Chilean capital Santiago with Zurich and Copenhagen. It was so exciting!!!

Juicy Cherries Cake
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How to Quick-Dry a Fresh Thyme Bundle

After having enjoyed for a few days a marvellous bouquet with colourful thyme leaves, it’s time to preserve its scent and color for the upcoming months. For a long-lasting flavour of your fresh thyme use the following quick-dry method.

Thyme is such an easy herb to use and it can be added in many recipes.  We love using dried Thyme in oven-baked fish, in steak seasoning, and even if it might sound quircky, in some Italian Spoon Dessert!

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Tagliatelle Pasta with Stewed Artichokes and Parsley

The last Eatgrim box was rich in Mediterranean veggies, including fresh and crunchy artichokes from Sicily, and some aromatic parsley. The only ingredient that I still needed to prepare a nutritious meal was a few Tagliatelle pasta nests, ever-present in an Italian kitchen. I grabbed it out of my larder and started cooking. After only 30 minutes, a steamy dish of Tagliatelle with Sicilian artichokes was ready to be eaten.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Crispy Pan-Cooked Pasta Apulian Traditional Pasta: Spaghetti all’Assassina – Nero di Troia Red Wine

Spaghetti all’assassina (killer spaghetti), is a signature dish from Bari, Puglia.
It becomes à la mode during the 70s.
This dish is so popular that in Bari even exists a “Spaghetti all’assassina Accademy”, with members that respect religiously the way this pasta is made.
The technique behind is called “risottatura“, so the pasta is not boiled but is cooked directly in the pan, like a risotto, adding the liquid (in this case the tomato sauce) little by little, until it is absorbed and the pasta is cooked.
The pasta cooks high heat, until it caramelizes and scorches: spaghetti must be crunchy but not burnt! And they are really spicy to, with a lot of peperoncino.
So try the recipe that follows here and become an honorary barese.

Flavia SpaghettiABC

Enjoy this Spaghetti dish with a glass of Nero di Troia Masseria Supreno Red Wine. You will be conquered by the intense ruby red color, the intense berry fruit aroma and the well balanced structure.

*Nero di Troia Masseria Supreno is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk. Drop by the new Vinimondo.dk showroom to taste or buy it.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day with a Refreshing Strawberry Soup with Floating White Egg 🍓

Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day, and the Spring season, with a new recipe for strawberries. The base of the recipe is a combination of refreshing strawberries, citrus fruit juice and orange flower water, all ingredients that remind us of the blooming of spring. The light touch is given by a floating white egg, whipped and boiled to make it airy and feather-light.

The color is red, the symbol of love and beauty…so perfect for a Mother’s Day celebration. ❤️

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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