What is Polenta? It’s as Italian as pizza! Polenta is a self-proclaimed second national dish of Italy, second only to pizza. What exactly is polenta you ask? It’s a coarsely ground maize that can be prepared in a number of ways and is a staple in my Nonna’s kitchen. Although not as glamorous as spinning [...]
A cooked cream dream Surely the most popular Italian dessert in Australia, Panna Cotta makes an appearance on the menu of every Italian restaurant I know. The luxurious creamy taste and smooth slippery texture make this Italian dessert a temptation too difficult to resist post pizza or pasta. Thankfully, you don’t need to go out [...]
Granita? Si, grazie! On a hot day, after you’ve polished off some pizza and you crave something sweet but not too cloying or heavy, Granita is a perfect end to the meal. An Italian dessert of frozen, shaved fruit, Granita is refreshing on the palate and wonderful for people with gluten or dairy issues. Perhaps [...]
DIY – Wood fire ovens I am nothing if not single minded when it comes to pizza…in case you haven’t picked that up yet! So following the last post I have been obsessing about wood fired pizza and the ovens that make them and wishing I had one at home. Domestic wood fire ovens are actually [...]
Fruit and pizza toppings, a brief history Traditionalists turn away now, I want to consider for a moment the beauty – or otherwise – of the Hawaiian pizza, the most obvious example of fruit being used as pizza toppings. Just how did the Hawaiian come to be born? Who came up with idea of fruit [...]
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