When we got to know that figs are not only sweet as candies, but also packed with nutrients offering a variety of potential health benefits, and, most important of all, that they have fewer calories than grapes and tangerines, we filled up our pantry.
The recipes that see the use of the figs are endless and creative, from pairing them with pecorino or goat cheese to the preparation of main dishes. Given their sweetness, we also appreciate their use in the preparation of cakes, like our Fig Crostata with Ricotta cheese.
Let us thank Giuseppe – Vadawine for the amazing morning spent shooting the pictures and videos of this post.
A different dinner than usual or a refined appetizer with cheeses and jams? Whatever the occasion, cheese is always a good idea. Make your cheeseboard colorful and tastier by pairing the cheese of your choice with the right jam and some fresh seasonal fruit and crunchy nuts.
Don’t forget to serve a good wine: Sangiovese Ca’ Storta Red Wine is the one we love to pair with this recipe. It recalls wild berries, currants and violets with a pleasant acidity. The sweet tannins make it perfect for every occasion.
The jams we paired come from Calabria, a sunny and beautiful South Italian region.
Many thanks to DeliziedelGusto for sending over its gorgeous products, and to vinimondodk to let us taste this organic Sangiovese Red Wine.
After living many years in the Nordics we got obsessed with all the recipes made with oats. The first among all is the porridge, called havregrød in Denmark, that comes in many variations from the sweet to the savoury ones. Today’s recipe uses the oat instead of flour to prepare the traditional chocolate chips cookies making them lighter and a little bit healthier.
Even if it is not easy to find some of these ingredients outside of Italy, let’s treat yourself making PiadinaRomagnola 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).
This dessert is something divine! Despite the tropical ingredients used in it, in my family, this is a dessert that everyone awaits during our gatherings either on Christmas Eve or on a summer dinner where we are finally all together after many months being apart. I got the recipe from my aunt who is always in charge to prepare it and satisfy our sugar cravings. If you also are craving a rich dessert, give this pineapple dessert a try!
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 :-).
Like the Baresi, (people from Bari) do, eat a slide of this focaccia any time of the day and on any occasion. To fully enjoy its goodness, cut a slice of focaccia in half and stuff it with some mortadella.
I have to say thanks to the funny, brilliant and nice Maria to telling me the essential tips for making these delicious focaccia.
Italy is considered the home country of wine, and is world’s second largest wine producer behind France. Wine is not simply considered a drink in Italy, but it is part of Italian culinary tradition, especially when gathering around a family’s table. A lot of people in Italy treat themselves to a glass of wine a day whether at lunch, dinner, or as a drink during the late afternoon Aperitivo, the Italian version of Happy hour.
We want to start our journey across the Italian wines, selecting and highlighting the features of the following three grapes, and suggesting a good match with some Italian recipes:
Oysters? You can love them or hate them! In our recipe we prepared the oysters to make you love them, adding a teaspoon of sour cream and a drizzle of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. The oysters in themselves are an aphrodisiac but by adding some Parmigiano, you’ll just find yourself falling in love with them.
If you would like to know more about these giga oysters and what impact they are having on the natural eco – marine – system take a look at bluelobster.app.