Italian Pinzimonio: a Simple Way to enjoy Fresh Vegetables

This summer, thanks to Erin from the Oregon girl around the world blog, we got to know the online shop EatGrim Shop Food. The company’s mission is to be sustainable, creating a new quality standard for everything that is edible. They deliver boxes filled with “ugly” (GRIM means “ugly” in Danish), organic and surplus fruits and vegetables directly to your doorstep. Even though the products look imperfect, they maintain their freshness and taste, making them great for preparing anything you wish, while being eco-friendly.

From our colourful box we picked up spring onions, which we thought could be dipped in a Pinzimonio. Follow our recipe and don’t let the products of the earth be wasted!

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End-of-Summer Figs, Goat Cheese and Ham Canape’

These last minute canapĂ©s are perfect to start an end-of-summer party. By using seasonal figs (black or green equally match well for these canapĂ©s) accompanied by the tanginess of a good goat cheese, you’ll offer your guests a flavour explosion.

We found the sweet black figs at Ca’ – Cucina, Take Away, Eat – In, Catering and Events (Rebekkavej 49 – Hellerup, Denmark). They are back after the summer with plenty of seasonal offers we warmly invite you to visit.

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Stuffed eggs with salmon cream

Looking for an elegant appetizer for your Easter lunch? Or for a tasty bite to be served during Eastern Monday picnic with your friends? We suggest you to prepare these delicious stuffed eggs, made with salmon, capers and mustard. As this recipie is very versatile, let your imagination guide you when stuffing these treats!

Enjoy these canapé with a chilled glass of an Italian Prosecco Extra Dry.

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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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Liptauer canapés

Liptauer is a creamy and tangy cheese quite popular across multiple countries. It is no surprise that there are many variations on the spread. We find Liptauer in many groceries in Trieste (the main city in the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia) as this cheese is very appreciated in the north east of Italy. We opted to make Liptauer using ricotta and mascarpone cheese instead of sheep cheese, and sweet paprika instead of hot paprika.  Our version is sweeter and delicate, perfect to be garnished with pecan nuts.

If you want to know where you can taste Liptauer canapé’ during your trip in Italy, try this newborn and useful service: www.lastaurant.com. Just send a message via Messenger to Lastaurant and ask for any kind of information and tips on restaurants that are in an area between 0.5 and 20 km from you.  It’s worth trying it!

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Cantaloupe Melon and Coppa Charcuterie

The coppa and capocollo are two similar dry cured meat (salumi) made from the same part of the pork (shoulder and neck)  processed in different ways and produced in many different Italian regions. The most appreciated are the Coppa Piacentina (from Piacenza area, a city in  Emilia Romagna region) and Capocollo di Martina Franca (Puglia – Southern Italy).

The sweet taste and the pleasant and delicate scent make this cured meat suitable for starters, like the one we prepared this week: Cantaloupe melon paired with coppa piacentina (or alternatively with capocollo).

If you are in Denmark you can taste the Italian ripe and juicy melons paired with coppa at Ca’ Cucina  (Ca’Cucina’s restaurant and Take away, Rebekkavej 49, 2900 Hellerup). Remember Ca’ – cucina reopen August 2nd, as usual go there to buy fresh Italian fruit and vegetables or to enjoy a tasteful meal with a good glass of wine!

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