November 7, 2012 by Giulietta
This is the way I am, at least for blog-related things (and not only for those): I burst in a flash, I enrol in a contest by instinct, moved by some sacred fire and usually having already 500 different ideas in my head. Then, a day or two go by and all those ideas seem useless or stupid (or both), so a period of reflection, begins, the “maturity”. I think, I reflect, and then suddenly it comes the IDEA, the brilliant one (I’m not so humble, in those moments), and that’s when I start working.
The problem is that sometimes, between the reflection and the born of the idea that will be carry out, it could be a matter of (a rather long) time .. That’s why I signed up months ago to a contest by the Fiandino Farms and that only now I publish my first recipe. But, in my defence, is a recipe that I loved at the first thought and now I love it even more, because its taste and its look completely conquered me.
So I propose you a finger-food that tastes like autumn, perfect for an aperitif or as a starter for an important dinner: little savoury panna cotta flavoured with Ottavio Pichin (a cheese flavoured with dark beer) served on mini savoury cookies (made with salted butter) and topped with a beer jelly (I chose a stout beer).
Category Appetizer and Finger food, Beer, Cheese, Contest, Jam | Tags: appetizer and finger food,beer,beer jelly,cheese,contest,panna cotta,salted butter,short pastry,stout beer,whipping cream | 4 Comments
June 23, 2011 by Giulietta
If you expected to celebrate the beginning of summer with, I don't know, an ice cream, a no-bake cheesecake, a fresh rice salad, you are mistaken, gentlemen!
Since Turin today welcomed me with 21° C (69° F) and a grey sky (it seems late September), I'll show you how I adjust in a nanosecond! And so, shouldering a bottle of super beer, I am going to give you a recipe not summery, but with a great appeal.
In fact, back from C'è fermento (a Piedmontese event dedicated to craft breweries): in one evening I was able to taste an unknown number of beers (about 16 different beers, thanks to the collaboration with other friends/tasters), to eat a plate of cheeses that will give me the amount of calcium for the next 10 months (thanks to Fiandino Farms, present to the event with their cheeses and butter -the famous butter 1889, salted and unsalted) and to enjoy good music (thanks to the Treves Blues Band)… but let's get back to beer.
Of the 15 breweries present (many of which from Piedmont, but there were also representatives of other Italian regions), two were "well-known faces" (Baladin and SorA'LaMa'), I knew a couple of them by their reputation (Beba and Pause Café ), some others are easily reachable from Turin (Birrificio la Piazza), but there were lot of surprises: some original, good and "real" beer… in short, an evening with a great alcoholic content (I didn't have to drive, oh yeah! I had a "Bob" for the evening) and a great taste!
Category Beer, Cheese, Cold cuts, Earth first course, First course, Risotto | Tags: beer,cheese,cold cuts,earth first course,first course,gorgonzola,risotto,speck | 19 Comments