Last year I visited a dairy in Italy where hubby and I early one morning were invited to a small village “latteria” (dairy) to watch the whole fascinating process of cheese, butter and ricotta making and to taste it afterwards. Literally the word ricotta means “re-cooked” as it is made with whey following what’s left… Continue reading Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe
Homemade Tagliatelle Pasta
What do you do on a rainy day? You make pasta! According to the legend tagliatelle were invented in 1487 in Bologna by master Zefirano for the wedding of Lucrezia Borgia with Annibale Bentivoglio. Apparently master Zefirano was inspired by the blonde hair of the bride. I like the legend but my tagliatelle were not so blonde after… Continue reading Homemade Tagliatelle Pasta
Homemade Italian Viennetta ice cream for ALL Italian food lovers!
Hello Italian food lovers! Hands up who does not know what a Viennetta is? This incredibly popular Italian dessert/ice cream born in the 80s and now made by Unilever has been popular ever since it was invented. Simply irresistible, with waves of soft ice cream flowing over layer upon layer of chocolatey deliciousness. No wonder… Continue reading Homemade Italian Viennetta ice cream for ALL Italian food lovers!
Homemade soft nougat with chocolate and hazelnuts
Together with panettone, pandoro and Prosecco there is something that can never miss at an Italian Christmas dinner table: the “torrone” or nougat. Traditionally nougat is white, made of sugar, honey and nuts; it can be soft or hard. But you can also find chocolate ones which are quite easy to make at home. It… Continue reading Homemade soft nougat with chocolate and hazelnuts
Homemade fish fingers
Growing up in the 80s I could never forget how popular fish fingers were in Italy. There was lots of advertisement on television, magazines and newspapers with catchy and funny videos to grab children’s attention. The biggest make was Findus. Over the last 20 years in Italy with people being more aware of healthy eating… Continue reading Homemade fish fingers