Brasato al Barolo: Piedmontese Slow-Braised Meat with Barolo DOC Bussia Red Wine

Brasato al Barolo: Piedmontese Slow-Braised Meat with Barolo DOC Bussia Red Wine

When it comes to a succulent and rich dish of classic Italian cuisine, the Brasato al Barolo is a prime example. This meat-based dish from Piemonte region is prepared with the cooking technique of brasatura: a whole piece of beef is slow cooked in a little liquid, like red wine, along with spices and vegetables.

Barolo Bussia – Enzo Bartoli is a wine made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes from Bussia Cru Barolo’s production area. Located in Monforte d’AlbaPiemonte, this area is renowned for producing some of the world’s most coveted Barolo wines. This Barolo is a full-bodied, complex and elegant red wine with an exquisite perfume and robust body. Let us say that this wine made our Brasato al Barolo recipe perfect. 🙂

Barolo DOCG BUSSIA 2016 Enzo Bartoli Red Wine is imported to Denmark by Drop by the new showroom to taste or buy it.

Barolo DOC Bussia Red Wine

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Classic Italian Tiramisù Recipe

Classic Italian Tiramisù

The 21st of March is not only the first day of spring, but it’s also the day during which we celebrate the Tiramisù. We are glad to embrace this tradition by preparing our classical recipe of the Tiramisù. By serving a spoon of this creamy dessert, we are bringing a taste of Italy abroad, which is particularly important in this period when we miss our home country more than ever.

If you want to discover more about the controversial story of the Tiramisu’, read our previous post here.

Happy Tiramisu’ day everybody!

Classic Italian Tiramisù

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Crumbly Ovis Mollis Biscuits

A few days ago, when I was checking my fridge to decide what to prepare for dinner, I realised I still had a full pack of 6 eggs that were about to expire. So I took the chance to prepare the Ovis Mollis (a latin name that means soft egg), as it had been a long time since I wanted to try a recipe that Michele, an Italian friend living in Norway, made me taste. These biscuits are different from others as they are prepared with hard egg yolks… yes, you read correctly! The hard yolk makes them so heavenly, crumbly, and soft that you don’t want to stop eating them.

Crumbly Ovis Mollis Biscuits

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Veal Escalopes with Prosciutto Crudo and Sage – Saltimbocca alla Romana Recipe by Benedetta & Valeria from Local Aromas

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.

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Roman Style Mammole Artichokes Recipe: Carciofi alla Romana

Roman Style Mammole Artichokes Recipe

Roman Style Artichokes is a dish that combines tradition, flavour and simplicity. During spring – time this side-dish (we love to prepare it as a main dish as well…) is served and prepared in many restaurants and house kitchens all around Rome and Lazio region. Mammole artichoke, with a rounded shape and without thorns, is the most suitable variety to prepare this recipe.

If you are lucky enough to find this type of artichoke in your home country, don’t miss the chance to prepare it following our recipe! 🙂

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Roman Style Artichokes: carciofi alla romana
Roman Style Mammole Artichokes
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Stovetop Onion Frittata

We can say more than ever that Onion Frittata is for Everyone Anywhere in the World. It is made with only 3 simple ingredients (…. by the way they can never be missing in our kitchen 🙂 ) : onions, eggs and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (…. or grated cheese).
Onion Frittata can be served either as a finger food, or as a main course accompanied by a slice of bread.

Stovetop Onion Frittata

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How To Make – from Scratch – Scialatielli from Amalfi

Scialatielli is a typical fresh Pasta from the Italian Costiera Amalfitana (Campania region). It may resemble the tagliatelle pasta, even if it is shorter and easier to make. The tradition wants them to be prepared by hand, ensuring their characteristics of roughness and porousness, necessary to amalgamate perfectly with any sauce.

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Hearty Lentil Soup with Ginger and Lemon Zest

This high – in fibre and protein lentil winter soup is jazzed up by the fresh touch of the ginger and lemon which lift the flavour to another level. It’s certainly a meal in itself, but can also be superb as a sidekick to a dish of rice or pasta.

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Cinnamon Apple Cake

I have to admit that I’ve never been a fan of apple cake until the moment that I decided to move to Norway with my family, in 2008. The recipe of the following apple cake was given to me by one of my daughter’s Norwegian teachers. At the time my daughter Margherita was attending primary school and when I picked her up in the afternoon, the school was often invaded by the scent of the cake that the kids had been baking proudly. When we want to bring back the sweet memories of the years spent in Norway, we always prepare this cake, filling our kitchen with the fragrance of the past. (Francesca)

Cinnamon Appla Cake
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