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.
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!
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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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.
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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.
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.
Despite its name, the ZuppaInglese is an Italian trifle-like dessert whose origins seem to come from the EmiliaRomagna 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!
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.