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Tasting new extra virgin olive oil in Apulia

The harvest goes on in Apulia region, in the South of Italy. We tasted among different kinds in order to choose those new extra virgin olive oils, which meet both cooking and gourmet requirements, for our annual supplies. Continue reading Tasting new extra virgin olive oil in Apulia

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It is the season for fava beans

Hallo! An inviting recipe introduces the new week and Springtime. This last weekend, at the food market, among hills of vegetables, I saw fresh fava beans winking at my direction. Since they looked small and tender, they could taste appetizing … Continue reading It is the season for fava beans

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Homemade yogurt and quince jam for breakfast

There is a kind of satisfaction in making your own quince jam and store this delicacy in small glass jars for tasting it any time you wish throughout the year. Continue reading Homemade yogurt and quince jam for breakfast

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Bread balls and vegetables soup: a delightful revisitation of an old family recipe for the Christmas table

We are at the third weekend of Advent and, for many, this means to make dishes from the old, local Christmas gastronomy live again; it is about those ancient tastes, which belong both to childhood memories and to family traditions as well. As a child, on these very special occasions, I often watched my Mom making tasteful bread balls, which were dipped and cooked in a boiling, Summer fragranced, home-made tomato sauce. She learnt this old recipe from her father, my grandfather, and, in the years, from time to time, I had the pleasure to prepare it too. This time, I’ve got in mind a revisitation of the old grandfather’s recipe in favour of a light, healthy, warm dish, which could be a tasteful alternative to richer dishes belonging to the Christmas tradition. Continue reading Bread balls and vegetables soup: a delightful revisitation of an old family recipe for the Christmas table

Brioche au fromage for the picnic basket

this brioche au fromage can be an excellent idea for the picnic basket and a meal in the open air, or for a children party: they are events, which take place quite often during Spring and Summer season. Continue reading Brioche au fromage for the picnic basket

Close up: crisp, soft heart of apple and melted chocolate for your coffee

Close up: crisp, soft heart of apple and melted chocolate for your coffee Continue reading Close up: crisp, soft heart of apple and melted chocolate for your coffee

Savoy cabbage ravioli

Hello, for those, who enjoy cooking, it is always nice to dedicate some time of yours to  prepare genuine, home made dishes for family and friends. So, my small culinary tip for the week-end is a light ravioli recipe that … Continue reading Savoy cabbage ravioli

Almond pastries for Easter Season, tradition and creativity

At Easter season, according to local and family traditions, we love to prepare these fragranced home-made almond pastries and it is always a pleasure to offer them to family and friends. Continue reading Almond pastries for Easter Season, tradition and creativity

Golden crêpes filled with small shrimps that taste like Spring

   Hello! Spring is at work here again: day by day, its distinct singing can reach even the most distant corners and, by magic, its brush masterfully covers every little space of this huge natural canvas with the most beautiful … Continue reading Golden crêpes filled with small shrimps that taste like Spring

Home-made ravioli and the vegetable garden in the wintertime

Since every season has its own crops, now it is time for beautiful plants of cardoon in our vegetable garden, they are ideals for warm tasteful soups and, at this proper, in Apulia, Southern Italy, it is common to cook cardoons in many different ways. The recipe, I am going to make today, combines, calling to a culinary harmony, savours and food products of the Northern regions with those coming from the South. Continue reading Home-made ravioli and the vegetable garden in the wintertime