for Christmas I received a basket filled with delicacies from the all over Italy, including Olive Oil from Sicily, a very big slice of Parmigiano Reggiano, a big salami from Felino, Polenta from the Dolomites and, among other types of pasta, a big box of Paccheri Napoletani, so I decided to cook them for my New Year's Eve dinner.
I had the chance to buy some special hazelnuts yesterday and I decided to bake one of the most popular biscuits of my area: Baci di Dama.
Have you ever wondered why Risotto is one of the most iconic Italian recipes? First of all Risotto is mostly a concept rather than a recipe. It’s a cooking technique and that is why you can make it in a million different ways, some of which are “standards”, you might say, while some others are fully open to your creativity.
When I travel to South America I find “empanadas” everywhere, from Uruguay to Chile, Argentina, Bolivia…pretty much all the Spanish speaking countries.
I recently met a very unique painter called Lucia Bergamini who, in the maze of contemporary art, found her own style, her own painting technique and her own personal subject: food.
Ladies and Gentlemen, hold on tight as this is one of the most iconic, celebrated, tasty and world known Italian recipe: the Carbonara.