PARMIGIANA DI CARDI. This is a recipe which smells intensely of Christmas to me. It reminds me of my mum, perennially standing in her tiny kitchen, creating complicated wonders. Oddly, she hardly made a sound while cooking for a large party, I could hear her breathing. It reminds me of how my father and I…… Continue reading baked cardoons
A super easy concoction of chestnut jam, mascarpone and ricotta, this chestnut cream makes for a quick, yet sophisticated dessert with the flavors of fall.
CHICK PEA AND CHOCOLATE DUMPLINGS. Did you know that ancient Romans – if poor – were not allowed to cook? Such was the danger of fires that the plebeians were expected to eat in a tavern rather than cook on a rickety brazier. Italian farmers had basic cooking facilities until relatively modern times. Most food…… Continue reading the big kicks: sweet fried Christmas ravioli