Posts in "Food&Culture" Category

Pici Senesi: kale, sausages and briciole

Pici Senesi

Pici are a unique Tuscan type of pasta. A kind of fat spaghetti which represents the symbol of regional “cucina povera”. The reason for their success is in the multiple choice of sauces they can be match with. Now, as many of you probably already know we are not from Tuscany and this was our first attempt to make 

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Memoirs of an Italo-Australo girl from Melbourne.

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So as we are aware that James is the cuoco here, and I am only good for eating the food, I’ve decided to start posting my memoirs and experiences of how I feel when I eat Italian/Mediterranean food, or even just entering an Italian atmosphere. I feel as if that not only the food is important, but where you are and who you are with whilst eating add to the whole experience!

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Flavourhood: Raffaela & Her Neighbourhoods

Flavourhood - Linguine e Vongole

Almost a year ago I had the fortune of meeting this beautiful woman named Raffaela. Now, of course, I was first attracted to her beautiful smile and shining eyes although, you know, a person can be as beautiful as you want but if they don’t know how to make a parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmigiana) then we’re sorry because beauty is temporary, hunger is forever. Luckily for us though, Raffaela is not only just a beautiful woman but she is also a great cook and, most of all, is passionate about food just like us and perhaps even more so! Come with us and discover

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Spain, sun and sangria!

Spain

So I’m listening to Youtube on shuffle, when Enrique Iglesias’ Bailando starts playing in Spanish. It reminded me of a time I went out dancing with some Italian friends and how much they loved that song. Then it occurred to me that Spanish and Italians have more in common than we think. Despite this blog being 99.99% Italian, I have permission by James to write about my one week trip to Spain! Muchos gracias James!

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Nomad Salt&Pepper Goat

Nomad Salt&Pepper Goat

We love our mom’s and nonna’s recipes, but now we are adult boys so we can create something ourselves, especially when we found new products that catch our attention like the new Nomad Salt&Pepper beer! Could you imagine that is not only good to drink but also perfect to marinate a Goat leg? Well, have a look!

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Casatiello : The King of the Easter Meal

Il Casatiello

Il Casatiello. A crown on the table during the Easter holidays. It’s not Easter if there is no Casatiello. And how can you call it Easter Monday without Casatiello? It is part of the Easter Saturday lunch. And the left over, because there is always leftover, is part of the Easter Monday’s picnic. It is a complex and rich bread, for someone it could be heavy . That’s why “casatiello” is also used to describe a person who is

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Autumn: soup and legumes

Legumes: Zuppa di fagioli

Autumn has begun and it is time to change our weekly menu as we introduce different products on our table. First of all, the legumes. Legumes are a significant source of protein, dietary fibre, carbohydrates and contains many minerals. We don’t like cooking the same food everyday – hence why we love to follow the seasons. It help us to have a different meal everyday. To start Autumn in the best way, the

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