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.
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.
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.
Flavourful, colourful and without a doubt simply Italian. This delicious recipe will brighten anyone’s mood, especially when paired with a glass of Negroamaro (read our suggestion below).
TO DRINK: Masseria Supreno – is an original bottled Negroamaro, which in this tightly built charm troupe generously offers a potpourri of dark and sweet berry fruit. This wine is sourced from the southern Italian province of Puglia, more specifically from the southern part of the Salento Peninsula (Puglia region), where winemakers and partners at Alma Wines, grow the locally-grown Negroamaro grape from more than 25 year-old vines.
*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 Negroamaro Salento I.G.T. Masseria Supreno Red Wine.
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.
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.
During the recent event named “True Italian Taste” organised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Switzerland, we got to know many Italian products which are the feather in the cap of the Italian cuisine, among many excellent wine brands. The first of all, the Cruschi Peppers, also called Peperoni Cruschi or Peperoni di Senise from the Basilicata, the Region they represent. The Peperoni di Senise are sun dried in the late summer and then fried to become Cruschi (which means crunchy). When they are fried, they are very good as a ready-to-eat snack, but also good to add a strong flavour to many dishes.
We have to thank Da Vinzi, an Italian wholesaler who imports many niche products from the Basilicata region to Switzerland, for making us taste his PeperoniCruschi, the bronze drawn Spaghetti and his extra virgin olive oil. All these high quality products made the following recipe a sophisticated dish, despite its simplicity. To paraphrase the Da Vinzi slogan : “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.
If you want to know more about the Basilicata Region and the European Capital of Culture Matera, follow the links below: