A piadina is pizza-like pick me up! Melbourne has such a dynamic café and restaurant culture; there’s always some new hot treat to eat when you stop by the many coffee purveyors around town. Focaccias, baguettes, friands, Portuguese egg tarts and crepes have all had their moment in the sun and I’m waiting for the [...]
Go, Go, Gorgonzola! In honour of my good friend Zoe’s last guest post on her passion for gorgonzola, I thought it was time to share a really Italian inspired dip recipe featuring this creamy yet a wee bit stinky cheese! Along with the gorgonzola, this dip recipe uses cannellini beans as the other main ingredient [...]
Comfort food from the Gods I don’t think it’s an outlandish claim to say pasta is the ultimate comfort food and in the world of delicious pasta dishes risotto is the most ridiculously creamy and comforting of them all. And now Melbourne has finally accepted that it’s well and truly time for some cooler climes, [...]
Mellow yellow I don’t think I am going too far when I claim this limoncello dessert is to die for. For fans of that fabulous Italian drink, this creamy, dreamy limoncello dessert recipe is an absolute must make. Kind of like a limoncello version of tiramisu, it boasts layers of sponge finger bisuits and a [...]
Broad beans and bacon: the perfect match Most of the time when you see pasta recipes on restaurant menus or enjoy it at a friend’s place, it’s favourites like spaghetti, tagliatelle and penne that make an appearance. It’s the same at my place, where I’ll knock together a pasta puttanesca using penne, or a simple [...]
That naughty pasta recipe This has to be one of my favourite tomato based pasta recipes. Full of big bold flavours and an absolute cinch to make, pasta puttanesca hails from southern Italy and as such stars all their most loved ingredients such as olives, chilli pepper, garlic and capers. As you’d learn with a [...]
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