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.

If you also embrace our philosophy to get sustainable buying EatGrim Shop Food, use the discount code MAD&DELICACY and get 20% off your first box.

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A Weeknight Meal: Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce Pasta

Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce Pasta is present in every collection of staple recipes 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.

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Italian Pinzimonio: a Simple Way to enjoy Fresh Vegetables

This summer, thanks to Erin from the Oregon girl around the world blog, we got to know the online shop EatGrim Shop Food. The company’s mission is to be sustainable, creating a new quality standard for everything that is edible. They deliver boxes filled with “ugly” (GRIM means “ugly” in Danish), organic and surplus fruits and vegetables directly to your doorstep. Even though the products look imperfect, they maintain their freshness and taste, making them great for preparing anything you wish, while being eco-friendly.

From our colourful box we picked up spring onions, which we thought could be dipped in a Pinzimonio. Follow our recipe and don’t let the products of the earth be wasted!

Our first Big & Beastly box

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A Truly Italian Recipe: Spaghetti with Cruschi Peppers and Breadcrumbs from Basilicata

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 Peperoni Cruschi, 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”.

Spaghetti with Cruschi Peppers and Breadcrumbs

If you want to know more about the Basilicata Region and the European Capital of Culture Matera, follow the links below:

Spaghetti with Cruschi Peppers and Breadcrumbs

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A Genius Dessert: Affogato al Caffè – Pistachio Ice Cream with Espresso Coffee

The genius thing about this Pistachio Ice Cream with Espresso Coffee is that you need no longer than 5 minutes to prepare this impressive dessert.

The only suggestion we would like to recommend is to prepare a real Italian Espresso coffee, either with a moka pot or with an espresso machine. ☕

A Genius Dessert: Affogato al Caffè - Pistachio Ice Cream with Espresso Coffee

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Italy meets Denmark: Burrata and Fresh Lumpfish Roe Toasts

Sometimes we like to experiment new dishes and new pairings. This is exactly like the following recipe. In Denmark, the season of fresh lumpfish roe has arrived, and you can find it in every fish department. If you are thinking about bringing a taste of Italy on your table, while still emphasising the Danish lumpfish season, we suggest you to pair lumpfish roe with an Italian burrata. We believe this match is a winning choice, isn’t it?

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