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Onions focaccia: football food and happy memories

Some foods are simply part of your life. You cooked them hundreds of time, your mum cooked them thousands of time and in the end is like they’ve always been there, linked to your past, your present and your future. This is certainly true for ...

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Posted on: Jul 17, 2014 |  Original Post

Cocoa & nuts cake: celebrating a new UNESCO site in Italy

Hallo world, if you follow this blog you know that I often say that Italy is one of the most beautiful country in th world. It’s not only that we have tons of incredible masterpieces of art from different ages, we were also blessed with ...

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Posted on: Jul 09, 2014 |  Original Post

Vegetarian pasta al forno (baked pasta): everyday is Sunday lunch!

Countdown: – 3 days! Yes, just 3 days and I will be back in Italy! My heart is running fast with joy. Visiting parents, walk in the city center, make some shopping, drink tons of cappuccino, … and the great thing: living faraway means that ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2014 |  Original Post

Small ears pasta with broccoli, sundried tomatoes and black olives: go vegan!

Hallo world, it’s been a long time since my last post. In these months tons of things happened in my life: most important is that, after 2 years being a full time mom, I started again to work. It has been a great challenge start again, find a ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2014 |  Original Post

How to make meat sauce: a traditional Italian Sunday lunch

If you look at Italy on a map you immediately realize how small it is. That’s why I often ask myself: how it’s possible that in such a small country you can find hundreds of different ingredients and tens of different traditions. ...

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Posted on: Oct 31, 2013 |  Original Post

Clam chowder (my way), San Francisco & an honeymoon in New England

When I hear someone say “Oh, the Americans, they don’t know what good food is” my first reaction is to say “Shut up, you idiot!” then I calm down and I think “ok, maybe this poor thing was never lucky enough to ...

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Posted on: Oct 23, 2013 |  Original Post

Baked rice, a popular song & an ancient job

“Sciur padrun da li belle braghi bianchi fora le palanche, fora le palanche”. These words are in Italian dialect and I’ve learned them when I was 8. I still remember them because they tell a story that could easily have been that ...

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Posted on: Oct 21, 2013 |  Original Post

Eggplants, tomatoes & pecorino: the last taste of summer

It’s always sad come back from holidays and it’s even sadder if you leave sand, sea and sun and find yourself already in autumn! So, even if outside it’s raining, I love to cook something that keeps my mind on the beach, that ...

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Posted on: Sep 27, 2013 |  Original Post

White chocolate & blueberries panna cotta: dessert for desperate housewives!

As far as I can remember, I’ve always been a bookworm, totally happy when I feel the sensation of the paper under my finger and when I can lose myself in a story, fall in love with the characters… a special place among all the book ...

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Posted on: Aug 23, 2013 |  Original Post

The Ritz Carlton Lemon Pound Cake: a luxury experience starts in the kitchen!

I’ve always been fascinated by luxury hotels, especially by the oldest ones. It’s not a matter of being a chick with expensive tastes (which undoubtably I am!) but it’s more related to the stories these places tell. Sometimes, ...

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Posted on: Jun 04, 2013 |  Original Post

Focaccia with cherry tomatoes & black olives: comfort food for mom’s thoughts

I suppose that something like that happened almost once to everyone: you wake up in the morning, look back and ask yourself how it’s possible that your life has changed so much in so little time. If you are a new mother like I am, this ...

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Posted on: Apr 07, 2013 |  Original Post

Broccoli cannelloni & a macaroni factory in Brooklyn

When I started this blog, I did it thinking that in every kitchen you can find pots, pans, ingredients of various types but over all stories, emotions and memories. So it may happen that you come across an old picture, yellowed by time and memories, ...

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Posted on: Jan 31, 2013 |  Original Post

Pumpkin & Cognac cream: a Renaissance tale about a diamonds palace…

When I think about fairy tales sometimes occurs to me that Italy was probably a perfect setting and a truly source of inspiration. There was a time when the country was divided in kingdoms an duchies. Dynasties as de’ Medici, Gonzaga and ...

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Posted on: Dec 19, 2012 |  Original Post

Cranberries cake & the kitchen sabotage

I suppose that something like the story I’m about to tell happened to you too, no matter if you have or not a food blog.  You wake up and decide that you want to cook something so you go out, do your shopping and wait for the right moment to ...

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Posted on: Nov 20, 2012 |  Original Post

Ratatouille, Halloween & a French cemetery story

Breaking news: Halloween is coming! It’s really strange for me think at this event especially because it wasn’t common at all when I was young in Italy. In this very same period in Italy we celebrate the Saint (1 November) and the death ...

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Posted on: Oct 30, 2012 |  Original Post

Lobsters, linguine & champagne: happy birthday … to me!

Rule n. 1: special days need special food! I suppose you will trust me if I say that my birthday IS a very special day… so this post is about getting older, be happy and eating the great food my  husband cooked for me! Lobsters have always ...

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Posted on: Oct 18, 2012 |  Original Post

Ricotta & pumpkin verrine, a farm & a love story

Hallo world, seems that the great pumpkin season has started! For me this vegetable has never been such a special ingredient until, around one year ago, I had a very nice moment while eating a pumpkin! I was pregnant and both me and my brother ...

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Posted on: Oct 10, 2012 |  Original Post

Saffron & bacon pasta: a week-end of kilts and bagpipes

  Confession n. 2: the thing I love most of this blog is that it let me mix together so many different things like an Italian symbol (pasta), an exotic spice (saffron) and…kilts & bagpipes??!! You probably think I’m crazy but ...

Blog: Kitchen memories
Posted on: Aug 29, 2012 |  Original Post

Cauliflower & tuna balls: the Italian passion for “polpette”!

Confession: every time I make a travel I leave my house saying: “No, this time I swear I won’t go to eat Italian!”… and every time I end up in an Italian restaurant asking myself  ”why do they have spaghetti with ...

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Posted on: Aug 24, 2012 |  Original Post

Linguine with red pesto, Ulysses & the Pillars of Hercules

Red pesto or red passion? I have already talked about my tomatoes addiction and here is another recipe that combines my beloved pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, an ingredient that is very typical in all the Mediterranean Sea. If you take a map you can ...

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Posted on: Aug 20, 2012 |  Original Post

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