Homemade Italian Flatbread Piadina Romagnola and a Glass of Organic Sangiovese Superiore Red Wine

What is a glorious match!?! A warm Piadina Romagnola filled with some slices of tasty Prosciutto Crudo, creamy and melted Squacquerone Cheese and Arugula paired with a Glass of “E be di Smembar” Sangiovese Superiore Red Wine.

Even if it is not easy to find some of these ingredients outside of Italy, let’s treat yourself making Piadina Romagnola from scratch (quick and easy recipe below), and then fill it with what you prefer most and enjoy!

High acidity and moderate alcohol make Sangiovese a very food-friendly red wine. In specific, “E be di Smembar” Sangiovese Superiore brings to mind ripe berries, like raspberries, as well as the purple-leaf plum. It is fresh to the palate, with good minerality and sweet tannins.

It is an Organic Wine produced in a small, passionate, and family-owned wine producer located in a hilly terrain a few hundred meters high southwest of Cesena (Center of Italy – Emilia Romagna Region).

“E be di Smembar” Sangiovese Superiore Red Wine is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk. Drop by the new Vinimondo.dk showroom to taste or buy it.

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Focaccia from Bari: a Traditional Oven-Baked Bread Topped with Olives, Tomatoes and Oregano

Crispy on the outside, soft in the inside and full of ripe tomatoes focaccia from Bari is one of my most wanted delicacy from Puglia. Living in Copenhagen makes it hard to find a slice of this baked bread around the city. So I challenged my self to prepare an excellent version of it, and finally I’ve reached it :-).

LikeĀ the Baresi,Ā (people from Bari) do,Ā eat a slide of this focaccia any time of the day and on any occasion. To fully enjoy its goodness, cut aĀ slice ofĀ focaccia in half and stuff it with someĀ mortadella.

I have to say thanks to the funny, brilliant and nice Maria to telling me the essential tips for making these delicious focaccia.

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How to Quick-Dry a Fresh Thyme Bundle

After having enjoyed for a few days a marvellous bouquet with colourful thyme leaves, it’s time to preserve its scent and color for the upcoming months. For a long-lasting flavour of your fresh thyme use the following quick-dry method.

Thyme is such an easy herb to use and it can be added in many recipes.  We love using dried Thyme in oven-baked fish, in steak seasoning, and even if it might sound quircky, in some Italian Spoon Dessert!

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Crispy Pan-Cooked Pasta Apulian Traditional Pasta: Spaghetti all’Assassina – Nero di Troia Red Wine

Spaghetti allā€™assassina (killer spaghetti), is a signature dish from Bari, Puglia.
It becomes Ć  la mode during the 70s.
This dish is so popular that in Bari even exists a “Spaghetti allā€™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 pasta is 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.

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Enjoy this Spaghetti dish with a glass of Nero di Troia Masseria Supreno Red Wine. You will be conquered by the intense ruby red color, the intense berry fruit aroma and the well balanced structure.

*Nero di Troia Masseria Supreno is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk. Drop by the new Vinimondo.dk showroom to taste or buy it.

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A Tasty Traditional Roman Dish: Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe by Russell

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.

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Ancient traditions: Apulians Tarallini

Anyone who tasted Apulian tarallini has liked them. They are both something to nibble on before lunch, as bread during dinner, or as snacks during an aperitif.

These small fragrant finger – food bites are one of the most widely consumed and known foods from the Puglia Region (Southern of Italy). The plain Tarallini are made with simple ingredients present in all the larders in Apulian houses: flour, white wine, Evo oil, and salt. If you like different tastes, flavor them with fennel seeds or chili pepper flakes, turmeric or other spices.

This time let us give thanks to Mamma Vita for her Tarallini recipe. This Mamma has always delighted her beloveds and friends with delicious dishes, and so she does now with us thanks to this yummy recipe.

Our favourite Apero: a Spritz (grab the recipe here), tarallini and fleshy olives.

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Evergreen Tasty Pasta with Peppers and Burrata Cheese – Negroamaro Salento I.G.T. Masseria Supreno Red Wine

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.

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Roman Style Sauteed Catalonia Chicory with Garlic and Hot Peppers – Puntarelle Ripassate in Padella

In the Lazio region the tender and crunchy inner heart of sprouted chicory is named Puntarelle. They are one of the greatest pleasure of Roman cuisine in springtime.

The bitter taste of the outer leaves and the crunchy consistency of the inner sprouts make the Catalonia chicory well suitable both for making Puntarelle salads and for the saute’ version.

The recipe we are presenting here is a typical rustic side dish of Roman Cuisine made either with Catalonia chicory head or with the intense green and outer leaves of sprouted chicory head.

Donā€™t forget to go sustainable. Take a look at https://eatgrim.com to learn how to do it.

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Matching Italian Food and Wine: Aromatic and Fragrant Oven Roasted Rabbit with Polenta – Ripresa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Red Wine

This is winter comfort food at its finest! 

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.

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Calabrian Orange Marmalade and Mixed Nuts Crostata and Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG Sweet Red Wine

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 chilledĀ Brachetto d’Acqui DOCGĀ –Ā Valle delle RoseĀ sweet red wine. This is made fromĀ BrachettoĀ grapes, grown & picked low yielding vineyards aroundĀ Acqui in Piemonte, close toĀ Alessandria. It has wonderful mouth-filling flavors of ripe red fruits, rose and citrus peel notes, which pairs perfectly with desserts and fruit.

*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 Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG – Valle delle Rose.

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