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Black and white fideuà for the MTC

In Contest, First course, Pasta, Sauces, Sea first course, Shellfishes, Spanish cuisine, Vegetables On May 20, 2013 630 Comments

Every month the challenge of the MTC becomes bigger and bigger. And, in April, Mai challenged us proposing us the fideuà, a Spanish dish (Catalan, to be precise, because… Read More »

Gluten free Red Velvet Cake

In Cakes and pies, Contest, Dessert and Sweets, Fresh fruit, Fruits of the forest, Gluten Free, USA Cuisine On April 4, 2013 294 Comments

I’ll start with a confession: I  (cordially) hate layered cakes. You know, the classic birthday cakes: sponge cake with layers of custard or chantilly cream and then covered with… Read More »

Pici with chicken livers ragù

In Contest, Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Italian cuisine, Pasta, Regional Italian cooking, Sauces, Tuscany On February 27, 2013 542 Comments

In Jenuary I decided to join the MTC, a challenge between bloggers: every month everybody make the same recipe, but all dishes are obviously different, ’cause everyone makes… Read More »

Triumph of butter and hazelnuts – The Langarola cake

In Cakes and pies, Contest, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, Pantry cakes, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking On November 15, 2012 357 Comments

If the gestation of the first recipe I sent to the Fiandino Farms’ Contest was long and painful, I had no doubt  about the second recipe (I could… Read More »

A finger food that tastes like autumn – Savoury panna cotta with beer jelly on a savoury shortpastry base

In Appetizer and Finger food, Beer, Cheese, Contest, Jam On November 7, 2012 523 Comments

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,… Read More »

Swiss lasagna with zucchini, Gruyère and Sbrinz cheese

In Cheese, Contest, Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Italian cuisine, Pasta, Vegetables On October 13, 2012 628 Comments

The origin of this recipe lies in a contest created by Switzerland Cheeses in collaboration with Tery of Peperoni e Patate, entitled “Switzerland in a dish“.  This contest… Read More »

Little suns stuffed with ricotta, mint and saffron in a zucchini sauce for Little Miss Sunshine

In Cheese, Cinema, Contest, Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Herbs, Home-made is better, Pasta, Spices, Vegetables On August 21, 2012 492 Comments

Today we talk about cinema, and the opportunity to speak of this love of mine (I'm saying I want to take a second degree in history of cinema… Read More »

Not only butter, pt. 3 (and 4) – Quail eggs with brown butter

In Appetizer and Finger food, Contest, Cooking for dummies, Second course On April 18, 2012 431 Comments

Third (and fourth) and last buttery recipe (always for the Occelli butter contest), and this time the key word is not just "butter", but also "quick". Thinking about… Read More »

Not only butter, pt. 1 – Beef turnovers filled with spinach served with walnut sauce

In Beef, Contest, Dried fruit, Meat, Sauces, Second course, Vegetables On April 15, 2012 400 Comments

Prepare yourselves, 'cause this will be the first of 3 posts with a common ingredient, butter. I chose to title this series "not only butter", 'cause we certainly… Read More »

Neapolitan masterpieces: sfogliatella riccia and Ricciardi (alliteration… is it random?)

In Books and reading, Campania, Contest, Dessert and Sweets, Pastries, Regional Italian cooking On August 22, 2011 1,865 Comments

"The waiter returned, bringing the order: the doctor beat down on the sfogliatella, hungry. The graying mustache turned white for the icing sugar sprinkled on the soft dough;… Read More »