The Shocking Truth About Lasagna

Few things can annoy an Italian like seeing our beloved food being “reinvented” or “adapted”. In the top three of the “Italian” foods that would make any Italian scream there’s certainly the UK version of The Lasagna, as I found out shortly after I had moved to the UK. (Yes, THE Lasagna. Because this exceptionally…

Mushrooms and Cheese Bruschetta

This was a pleasant alternative to what I originally had in mind. Recovery plan gone well 🙂 Here’s what you need for the Healthy Italian Mushrooms and Cheese Bruschetta: Bread Olive oil Garlic Mushrooms Grated cheese (use your favourite, I chose mozzarella) Tomatoes Basil Get them mushrooms going… While you prepare the mushrooms, you can…

Crunchy Krispy Pork Belly Strips

3 ingredients. It doesn’t get easier than this. I usually don’t like pork much, but this is a good one and it’s so easy to cook I can just put it in the oven and go do something else (generally it’s the laundry. Again.) for the next 30 minutes. Let’s cook! Grab the strips, rub…

Italian Coffee: It’s Not a Drink, it’s Culture

Say yes to coffee. If you ever happen to visit a friend in Italy, keep this in mind: the answer to “Fancy a coffee?” is always yes. There’s no way you can decline the offer. You’d get a weird look and possibly a disappointed “Oh, okay”. If you think we’re taking it too personally, think…

Quick Lunch Fix – Special Tuna Sandwich!

This is my favourite. TUNA SANDWICH = LOVE. It’s easy, it’s quick, and when you’re in a hurry to get to work in the morning and you forgot to prepare your lunch the night before, this is the perfect solution. And this one has a special twist: red cabbage for extra healthyness. Ready in 5…

A Sweet Start – Nonna’s Doughnut Cake

Yes, you read that right. It’s a cake but looks like a big doughnut – tasty This nonna’s classic is easy to make, even if you’re clumsy like me… so get ready to get covered in flour! What you need: 3 eggs 300 g self-rising wheat flour 250 g sugar 180 ml whole milk 150…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton