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.
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!
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.
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 pastais 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.
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. ❤️
What’s a Cacio e Pepe? In one sentence: one of the most traditional recipes of Italian cuisine, namely from the Lazio region. You only need two ingredients, plus the pasta, to make it. Easy, right?…not really! There are some tricks you have to learn if you want to serve a creamy, non-sticky Cacio e Pepe.
We interviewed Russel, an English tour guide who works for Carpe Diem Rome. He brings curious tourists all around Rome with tours that are crafted to ensure you get the most out of Rome‘s rich history, providing all the incredible facts and captivating stories that made Rome the centre of the ancient world. Russel opens up to us and shares his recipe, comprising his tips, for a perfect Cacio e Pepe. Keep on reading and let yourself be enchanted by the charm of the Eternal city.
Anyone who tasted Apulian tarallini has liked them.They are both something to nibble on before lunch, as bread during dinner, or as snacks during an aperitif.
These small fragrant finger – food bites are one of the most widely consumed and known foods from the Puglia Region (Southern of Italy). The plain Tarallini are made with simple ingredients present in all the larders in Apulian houses: flour, white wine, Evo oil, and salt. If you like different tastes, flavor them with fennel seeds or chili pepper flakes, turmeric or other spices.
This time let us give thanks to Mamma Vita for her Tarallini recipe. This Mamma has always delighted her beloveds and friends with delicious dishes, and so she does now with us thanks to this yummy recipe.
This week we got the chance to taste the fresh Plaice fish delivered directly at our doorstep by the danish Blue LobsterApp. Blue Lobster is changing the way fish is bought and sold, by enabling fishermen to cut out the middlemen and sell directly to restaurants and end-consumers via a digital marketplace.
We just recently approached this company, and we already love this new way to buy the freshest local seafood directly from the sea. Their core identifier is to catch fish using sustainable fishing practices and passive gears such as nets instead of trawlers. The fish they supply is often still alive, as they don’t process, freeze or defrost any seafood. We believe this is a guarantee of quality giving us the assurance to prepare something delicious like our recipe of the week: Linguine Pasta with cherry tomatoes and Plaice fish.
We served this delicious Linguine with a glass of 3 Passo Bianco Organic White Wine. This Italian Golden Yellow colour wine is made mostly with Chardonnay and Grillo grapes. This fresh and intense wine features pleasant hints of tropical fruit, yet a great structure and smoothness
*This White wine is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk.Drop by the new Vinimondo.dk showroom to taste or buy it.
Easter is a time for baking, celebrating and expressing gratitude. Now more than ever we have time to think about the things that matter in our life and about what and who to be grateful for. We baked these Easter wreaths with our children, while talking about what they are thankful for, filling this moment with love and happiness.
These cheesy Cornetti are just the perfect little nibble to serve at your morning brunch or to share with your friends during a Spring pic-nic. If you don’t have at hand the ham, not to worry, they are just delicious even only with extra cheese.
The wine we paired for our weekly Apèro was an “INT3GRAL3 Organic Wine Rose’ Frizzante”, which is completely natural and unfiltered. This wine is only made with organic grapes and born with the mission of inspiring people to get back to their original, natural essence. Its color is slightly pink and the alcohol percentage is moderate (10.5%). The taste is fresh and slightly dry. Fine bubbles with red berries at the end will enjoy your mouth.
Modern Pizza has been invented in Napoli and it is one of the most popular foods in the world. Pizza is a spread base of leavened dough topped with mozzarella, tomato, extra vergine olive oil, basil and whatever you’d like to add more… (pineapples and kiwi are not a first choice in Italy 🙂 )
The perfect pizza is baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven. With this recipe and your home – oven you can still get a great result while spending some good time with your beloved. Thanks to Chiara for sharing this tried and tested recipe.
Although we always uncork a chilled bottle of beer when we are about to eat a pizza, this time we tried an unusual match. We have been sipping an artisan and hipster-like wine, and surprisingly the combination was perfect and to be repeated.