A few months ago we had the privilege of meeting Valeria, one of the two Foodie Sisters from Local Aromas, a family business run by her and her sister Benedetta.
Their life story is fascinating, being grown in many different countries from Thailand to Belgium, spending a few years in Venezuela and Chile as well, thanks to their Papa’ Riccardo‘s job. What we fell in love for, listening to their story, is that their love and passion for Italy has always been strong, despite their years spent so far from Italy. This fact relieved us, being ourself expat raising children outside of Italy, and always guessing if our children would in the future feel proudly Italian.
Benedetta and Valeria at a certain point decided that it was time to put down roots, and Italy was definitely the right place. We don’t want to reveal more about the Foodie Sisters, just keep on reading the interview with them and give the recipe they shared with us (Saltimbocca alla Romana – one of the best known Italian recipe from Rome) a try.
What a fun alternative recipe we got from Alice to give chicken nuggets an original twist. We loved the crispness of the corn flakes crumbs and the softness of oven-baked chicken. Let your kids coat the nuggets with the cornflakes they use to eat for breakfast, and fun is guaranteed.
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.
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.
Trentino Alto Adige is a beautiful region in northern Italy, well known for the Dolomites mountains, the Garda Lake and its apple orchards. Many recipes which come from this region are made with the huge variety of apples growing there.
This week’s recipe combines pork meat with apples. The ones we used are from my garden in Denmark, not really from Trentino, but they still are crunchy and juicy 😉
If you also decide to make our Pork Tenderloin with Apples, we suggest you to sip along a Primitivo di Manduria DOP “Collezione Bellisario” 2016 – Cantine due Palme. This red wine, made with Primitivo grapes grown in the vineyards of Apulia region has a broad and complex aroma, a full bodied and velvety taste, which is a perfect match with pork meat.
This week we want to bring you in the Puglia region, and more precisely in Cisternino town, the heart of Itria Valley. We recently had the pleasure of spending a few hours together with Giorgio and Giuseppe, the owners of Il Cucco Cucina Enoteca, eating delectable food and sipping a glass (or more :-)) of “Nero di Troia” red wine gently suggested by Walkingwine.
Our dear friends Claudia and Chiara shared this tasty, robust and traditional Pasta alla Norcia from Umbria, a region of central Italy with us. The name of this dish comes from Norcia – Nursia, a charming town known for one of the best sausages in Italy, for the black truffle, for Castelluccio di Norcia lentils, for the beautiful scenery of unspoiled nature and historical monuments. If you happen to be there don’t forget to visit a norcineria, a grocery shop where you can buy or taste pork cured meat made by expert local butchers. Here in Copenhagen we found fresh Italian sausage from Ca – take away (Rebekkavej 49, Hellerup 2900)
When I was a child, in my house in Apulia, Sunday wasn’t a respectable Sunday without a succulent dish of pasta al ragù di brasciole. Despite the name the pasta sauce does not contain the brasciole (the meat roll-ups); these are served separately after the pasta (as a secondo piatto in Italian), always accompanied by some good wine, like the well known Salice Salentino or Negroamaro (which at the time I was of course not allowed to drink :))
Thanks to Fabio, a long time friend, for giving us advices about this brasciole dish.
Finally a recipe with pork meat! We are delighted to share the first of our secret “Grandmother’s recipes” (called in Italian Ricette della nonna), that we’ve been lucky to inherited during the recent visit of the Mother – in – law of one of us.
We paired this tasty winter dish with a red wine: Primitivo di Manduria “Collezione Bellisario” 2016 – Cantine due palme. This wine, made from 100% Primitivo grapes in the vineyards in the southern Manduria zone (Salento – Apulia Southern Italy), is characterised by a deep-red color, a juicy scent and lots of dark fruit, blackberries, spices.
This Primitivo di Manduria wine is imported to Denmark from Vinimondodk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain.
Stay tuned for the other Italian secret Grandmother’s recipes! 🙂