A few days ago, while I was shopping at my favourite grocery store in Switzerland, I saw a packet of vegetables I had never seen. Once I read the name on the label (agretti, monk’s beard, mönksbart) I realised those were the vegetables I’ve been hearing everyone talking about lately. These green shoots grow in Italy, from Central Italy to the South, but I have to admit that they are not so common in the area where I’m from (North-east of Italy). So I didn’t pass up the chance to buy them and to prepare this savoury cake, after consulting Marinella who is the expert when it comes to Southern Italian recipes. Hope you find the Agretti at your local market ’cause they are really delicious and especially super healthy!
In this recipe you’ll have a well balanced combination of different tastes, starting from the salty flavour of the parmesan cheese, passing through the delicate taste of broad beans and finishing with the tartness of the cream.
We do hope your palate will be appreciating all the ingredients and their features!
This dish, healthy and nutritious, is a good weeknight meal as well as a home-made food to share with friends during a picnic. And a piece of advice: try the frittata between two slices of bread and it will taste even better!!
If you are looking for a healthy yet delicious Christmas meal, Mercatino delle verdure (Ca’- Cucina, Rebekkavej 49 – Hellerup), is the best place to find fresh vegetables and vigorous fruit.
This week we bought fresh artichokes to prepare a dish which is sophisticated in its semplicity. The only thing that is necessary to make this dish perfect is fresh artichokes of high quality, like the ones we found at Mercatino delle verdure.
Despite being native of Apulia, the puntarelle chicory are a typical dish of Roman cuisine.
If you pass by Campo dei Fiori market in Rome, take a look at how the greengrocer prepare them. Thanks to Davide and Diego, with a big surprise, at Ca’ – Cucina (Rebekkavej 49, Hellerup) we found Italian puntarelle, and we couldn’t miss to buy them.
Yesterday during our weekly visit at Ca’ – Cucina in Hellerup (Denmark) we saw a lot of fruit and vegetables, including eggplants and celery ….the right ingredients to make caponata, a traditional Sicilian recipe. Every area in Sicily has its own version. We prepared the one we got from a dear friend from Palermo.
From September there is a new and exclusive offer from Ca’ Cucina: a box with seasonal and selected fresh, tasty and ripe vegetables and fruits grown in Italy. With just one mouse click here you can order your box and get it on Wednesdays. If you are in need for a specific product you can go buy it directly at Ca’ Cucina (Rebekkavej 49, 2900 Hellerup) every day, from 11a.m.