La Cucina Italiana – The Italian Cuisine… for Everyone, Anywhere in the World
Author: mad & delicacy - Italian Food and Wine
Authentic Italian Recipes.
Francesca&Marinella, Italian food-wine lover friends met outside Italy, now living in Copenhagen and Zurich, but still cooking “together” the recipes of our Cucina Italiana, suitable for everyone, anywhere in the world.
These biscuits, from the town of Matera, Southern Italy, are also known as Friselle. This recipe is from my cousin’s grandmother, Carmela, who used to prepare them for her grandchildren. It features smooth dough that becomes an especially crunchy cookie outside, while maintaining its softness inside.
They are usually served with an Italian dessert wine like Vin Santo. Fill your shot glass once the biscuits are ready for dunking!
If you don’t have the typical spatzle maker device, the potato masher will work great to prepare these small gnocchi. You just have to pour the batter through the holes of the masher and let the spatzle fall gently into the boiling water. Don’t worry about the shape of the spatzle. They come from rustic cousine, so they have their fashion!
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! 🍷
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).
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?
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.
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.
Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce Pasta is present in every collection of staplerecipes 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.