Matching Italian Food and Wine: Aromatic and Fragrant Oven Roasted Rabbit with Polenta – Ripresa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Red Wine

This is winter comfort food at its finest! 

We absolutely love good rabbit meat dipped in a creamy polenta, especially when the colder months are finally here (we’ve been waiting for a little snow for sooo long!). Grab a glass of Ripresa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Red Wine, sit back and enjoy!

This organic wine with its silky structure and its floral and fruity notes of blackberries will delight every wine-loving consumers.

*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. Drop by the new Vinimondo.dk showroom to taste or buy this Ripresa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Red Wine.

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❤️ St. Valentine’s Chocolate Truffles ❤️

For this 2020 St. Valentine’s Day, we opted for these rich and yummy dark chocolate truffles. This is a basic recipe that can be enriched adding chopped nuts, orange zest or a liquor of your choice. We added a touch of originality rolling them not only into cocoa powder, but also into raspberry, and coconut powder. To surprise your beloved let your imagination run wild!

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Refreshing Salad with Kaki and Orange Juice

Fresh, healthy, nutrient, vegan, rich in vitamins,….we could go on for much longer listing the benefits of this Kaki and orange salad. Among all these adjectives the one that suits this salad better is sustainable. Do you know why? Because we used kaki and oranges which would otherwise have been thrown away. Learn more at EatGrim Shop Food.

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Calabrian Orange Marmalade and Mixed Nuts Crostata and Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG Sweet Red Wine

A slice of heaven to get at the breakfast table, for an afternoon tea or to serve at the end of a meal. This is a perfect blend of sweetness and healthy products, as it is prepared with intensely flavored orange marmalade and mixed nuts. The marmalade we got to try (thanks to Delizie del Gusto) was like a home-made marmalade, not overly sweet but intense in flavor, and with a lovely rough texture.

If you decide to serve a slice of our scented crostata at the end of your meal, offer your guests a sip of a chilled Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG – Valle delle Rose sweet red wine. This is made from Brachetto grapes, grown & picked low yielding vineyards around Acqui in Piemonte, close to Alessandria. It has wonderful mouth-filling flavors of ripe red fruits, rose and citrus peel notes, which pairs perfectly with desserts and fruit.

*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. Drop by the new Vinimondo.dk showroom to taste or buy this Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG – Valle delle Rose.

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Versatile Courgette Frittata

This courgette frittata is great served warm or at room temperature, perfect for a quick weeknight meal or to eat during a picnic. For a touch of freshness serve it with a salad or greens of your choice.

Don’t forget to go sustainable. Take a look at https://eatgrim.com to learn how to do it.

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An Apulian Way Pasta: Penne with Flower Sprouts and Anchovies

The first time I saw the flower sprouts was last week when I opened my weekly veggies box delivered in front of my door by Eatgrim.

These new trendy vegetables from the UK have surprised us either with the delicate sweet nutty taste or the consistency. These mini-vegetables are always crunchy and their leaves won’t get damaged even when boiled in salted water.How should you prepare these cross between Kale and Brussel sprout veggies? Stir- fry them with garlic and anchovies, as the Apulian Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe recipe.

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A Creamy and Alcoholic Zuppa Inglese

Despite its name, the Zuppa Inglese is an Italian trifle-like dessert whose origins seem to come from the Emilia Romagna region. It is a layered dessert made either with sponge cake or with ladyfingers soaked in an Alchermes liqueur, alternated with vanilla and chocolate custard. This dessert is widely appreciated on the Italian Christmas tables where many variations are served, adding dried fruit or dipping the ladyfingers in other liqueurs. 

This is the version we’ve served on our Christmas tables. Enjoy!

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Crispy and Fluffy Fried Apulian Pettole

These small irregular fried balls of yeast dough make me feel the Christmas atmosphere. In my hometown Ostuni, and all-around Apulia, people enjoy eating Pettole during the whole Christmas period, until the 6th of January.

Even now that I’m living in Denmark I want my family to feel the same joyful atmosphere, by preparing the Pettole. We love to eat them simply with a dash of salt but you could make them more tasty stuffing them with anchovies. They can easily be made sweet by dipping them in honey orVincotto, or just with a sprinkle of sugar.

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Matching Italian Food and Wine: Breaded Veal with Homemade Red Currant Jam and “Sabbie di Sopra il Bosco” Terre di Volturno Red Wine

Sabbie di Sopra Il Bosco 2016 – Terre del Volturno is a red wine cultivated according to biodynamic principles in Castel Campagnano acres, the northern part of Caserta in the region of Campania. The high acidity and cool elegance, spiced in the scent with lots of volcanic minerality, pencil-graphite and the scent of the lead with perfectly ripe tannins make this red wine absolutely well balanced.

The classic Cotoletta alla Milanese (breaded cutlet) with the addition of a fragrant red currant jam and a glass of this red wine is our suggestion to be served during a Christmas dinner.

*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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An Ancient Ritual: Candied Orange Peels – by Flavia – SpaghettiAbc

An ancient ritual, a treat to be enjoyed on the coldest and darkest days. Candied orange peels are great to eat like this, as an energy snack, or covered with chocolate. They can be added to different cakes to give them a special scent.

Our friend Flavia of Spaghetti ABC gave us her version of these candied orange peels. Flavia is a free food thinker, nomadic pasta maker between Italy and Sweden. If you are curios to know how she connects the South with the North Europe, keep on reading :-))

Flavia recommends to sip a glass of Gelso d’Oro – 100% Nero di Troia red wine from Apulia while you are eating some candied orange peels.

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