Chinese tea eggs are a tasty and beautiful snack, spectacular thanks to their spiderwebded texture. The first time I ate this marbled Chinese specialty I was in Beijing. Even only a bite is unforgettable. A strong and particular flavor, not for all, but a must-to-try!
Pork belly stew Shanghai style! I love so much this recipe since my last travel in China. The pork belly is cut into big dices, then braised into Chinese cooking wine and caramelized with sweet and sour sauce. If you are planning a trip in Shanghai, go at Jian Guo 328, the restaurant where I taste for the first time this great dish. If you are not so lucky, follow my recipe and it will be like entering in a Shanghai restaurant 😉
Are you looking for a “sunny” recipe easy to prepare in winter as well? The sun dried tomatoes sauce is perfect! This easy recipe is great with spaghetti. Crispy bread crumbs give at this dish an authentic taste of Southern-Italian tradition!
How is the weather where you live? Currently, out from my window I can see a lot of snow! Against this cold, I decided to cook some flavorful braised sausages with green lentils. Roasted sausages are perfect with the flavor of the legumes. The beer I used to braise the meat chip in to make the taste of this recipe bold, but this recipe is great even without alcohol!
Pastry cream tart (called in Italy “torta della nonna” = grandmother’s cake) is a classic Italian dessert. A crispy and flavorful pastry dough shell hide a creamy egg and milk custard. A rain of pine nuts and powdered sugar complete this traditional dessert, a sweet remembrance for any Italian kid!
August, time of jarred food! Here a summer classic: The sun-dried tomatoes. To prepare dried tomatoes in the traditional way it takes a week of sun. Umm … a week… fortunately, there is another way to make delicious dried tomatoes in “only” 10 to 14 hours! This process is not fast, but the result is delicious, and it will comfort on cold winter days, bringing a little ‘sun even in December,unless you live in California, lucky guys!
Ok, this is a sensitive topic; It may erode one of the certainties most deeply rooted into many foodies!
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In Italy, nobody knows fettuccine Alfredo!
Yes, I said it! Fettuccine Alfredo is a fake Italian tradition!
Coming back in Portland to discover the best Italian restaurants,I stop at “Trattoria Gallo Nero” where chatting the owner Davide, eating a dish of pici and cantucci with vin santo, he tells me how he came to open an authentic Tuscan restaurant on the other side of the world.
The Pearl District of Portland; In a few hundred meters is possible meet a plenty variety of the world. However, forget the hectic life of a big city; here we are on the more unknown to mass-tourism West Coast part. We are in Oregon.
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Today I propose a healthy, tasty, and very versatile cauliflower dip. It’s delicious with croutons and chips, and perfect to seasoning pasta or aside grilled meat! The ingredients are few and very simple; It will be a success!
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Everyone likes the mashed potatoes! Today I propose a recipe from my family, the Italian mashed potatoes. The main characteristic of this recipe is the total absence of lumps, and Its smooth and creamy taste. To obtain a puree in this way is essential to sift the peeled potatoes throughout a good mill. To make my mashed potatoes even more delicious I added grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and white pepper. If you want, you can replace it with another type of grated cheese, the important thing is that it melts and amalgams easy and fast with the puree.
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