Walkingwine: a street-wineshop

Walkingwine: an unconventional catering, the wine where you want it.

Last summer we randomly came across the inventors of a quite unusual way to taste and enjoy wine: a street wine – shop. Graziana and Giorgio, two Apulian business owners, a few months ago started their activity with the idea of bringing top quality local wine into the streets of Puglia with an equipped 3-wheeler.

“We are at our best in lonely places: nature, country side, cliffs, view points… where there’s nothing, we come, we bring the party, we go. Leaving the “nothing” in its own place” is their motto. Check their website.

We kept contact, and they offered to present a guest post with a pairing between a wine produced with grapes from the Apulian vineyards and a dish suggested by a local chef, whose flavours are enhanced by the characteristics of the wine.

The first column presents a white wine, Fiano – Salento IGT from I buongiorno, a fine wine collection created by the refined sommelier Teodosio Buongiorno, and made from ones of the best Apulian vineyards according to the age and characteristics of the land.

Teresa Buongiorno, the owner with Teodosio, of the Osteria Già sotto l’arco restaurant prepared a dish, “Steamed squilla mantis on chickpea cream” (the recipe below), which pairs with this wine the best.

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Baci Perugina

Literally meaning kisses, these pralines are usually a Saint Valentine’s gift, wrapped with a love note. Why not extending this tradition to the New Year’s Eve?  We prepared these sweets, wrapped in greetings and wishes for our friends, at our New Year’s Eve party.

We would like to give symbolically our lovely followers one of these kisses with our best wishes for a bright 2018!

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Easy steamed artichokes

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.

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Spaghetti with pesto alla trapanese

We are delighted to share the following video we loved making with Niklas Roar  www.foodroar.dk

Enjoy watching the preparation of these scrumptious Spaghetti with pesto alla trapanese.

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An Italian Christmas on your Table

You can now find our first recipes collection on Amazon. With a simple swipe of a finger you can buy either the e-book or the paper version! Just start from the link below:

“An Italian Christmas on your table”

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Inside this collection you’ll find many delicious appetizer and cake recipes to bracket your Christmas meal with an Italian twist.
Thanks to our relatives and friends, we’ve been able to collect recipes from all over Italy, starting with a typical appetizer from North Italy, like the polenta with prawns, and ending your culinary journey with the Babà, a traditional dessert from Campania region in Southern Italy.

If you want to know more about few of our cakes recipes, take a sneak peak at the pictures below.

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Hazelnut cake

The best way to avoid the Christmas shopping frenzy is to be at home baking our hazelnuts cake with your children … and do not forget to play nice Christmas songs in the background!

When the cake is out of the oven, bring out all the Christmas decorations you have at home, and let your children adorn the cake as best as they can. Enjoy every single moment with your loved ones!

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Pasta with Black Cabbage Pesto

The black cabbage is a vegetable rich of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Therefore, this weekly recipe is not only quick but also healthy.

We are aware that black cabbage is not a common vegetable, especially out of Italy, but we’ve been lucky to find it at Mercatino delle verdure (Ca’- Cucina, Rebekkavej 49 – Hellerup).

If you are looking for some fresh products, imported from Italy, go visit the Mercatino delle verdure. We are sure you’ll find something to give an Italian twist to your table!

 

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An Italian Christmas on your table

We are delighted to present our first recipes collection:

“An Italian Christmas on your table”

You can now find the e-book  or the paper version on Amazon. With a simple swipe of a finger you can buy it! Just start from the link below:

“An Italian Christmas on your table”

copertinaPerPost

Inside this collection you’ll find many delicious appetizer and cake recipes to bracket your Christmas meal with an Italian twist.
Thanks to our relatives and friends, we’ve been able to collect recipes from all over Italy, starting with a typical appetizer from North Italy, like the polenta with prawns, and ending your culinary journey with the Babà, a traditional dessert from Campania region in Southern Italy.

If you want to know more about few of our appetizer recipes, take a sneak peak at the pictures below.

We really do hope you enjoyed reading our post, and that you are now going to buy “An Italian Christmas on your table”.

 

 

 

Preparing Radicchio rosso tardivo di Treviso and Radicchio variegato di Castelfranco

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This week we present two recipes that will be prepared with two culinary excellences from North Italy: the Radicchio rosso tardivo di Treviso and the Radicchio variegato di Casterlfranco.

 

We want to thank Davide & Diego for importing (weekly) the not-easy-to-find vegetables to Denmark, which you can buy in their Mercatino delle verdure (Ca’- Cucina, Rebekkavej 49 – Hellerup).  We also want to thank them for giving us the possibility to make these healthy dishes with their fresh vegetables. This means a lot to us and for all those who want to eat something different and special!

Here we go with our two recipes, designed to better appreciate the unmistakably delicate bitter taste of these two types of radicchio: Pumpkin cream with Radicchio rosso tardivo di Treviso, and Radicchio salad with apples.

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Tomato risotto by Alessandra

This week our sweet and dear friend Alessandra, who is also an excellent and refined cooker, shows us how to prepare the Tomato risotto.

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  • Do you want to introduce yourself, telling us where you are originally from?

Hi there, my name is Alessandra, I am Italian, although… my mother was half Swedish and half Hungarian and I was born in Cile and grown up in several different countries.

  • Talking about food, what’s your favorite Italian recipe which you prepare often and easily?

I am not a pasta person, I like it but … well, I prefer rice, in all its variants, Italian or not. But I have 4 boys at home, and if I am depriving them of pasta it has to be risotto!
I have never been a lover of Risotto with Tomato sauce, which is an aberration compared to Pasta and have never done it at home. I have always prepared risotto with mushrooms, or saffron or zucchini or … any variant you might think of, so imagine my surprise when while living in Jerusalem at the beautiful Colony Hotel – whose restaurant is the best in the city – my husband chooses to order “risotto al pomodoro”!!!!

Of all great choices in the menu, risotto al pomodoro????
I was speechless….

But then the dish arrived, I must say it looked nice with the basil leaves on the top and that final finishing of just a bit of olive oil… still I was not convinced.
Then Lio (my husband) took the first bit and his eyes light up… it was delicious!
I tasted it reluctantly and was astonished, it was really good!!! We debated all dinner how to reproduce it and a few days later I made it and discovered that it was really easy.
Since then I make it very often and my older sons are also doing it for their friends at the university abroad, it has been quite a success!
It is super easy to prepare, 20 mins tops and its ready, but it requires you full attention. For those 20 mins you have one job and one job only: stir the rice!
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