Category Archives: Italian

Simple Italian Ham & Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is a common staple in Italy. It is a rice dish cooked till a creamy consistency in a broth using the specific Arborio short rice grains. If I could be allowed to make this comparison, it is the equivalent … Read more

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Arancini – The Italian Rice Balls From Nine Years Ago

I remember my first taste of Arancini very clearly, even though nine years have already passed by.  We were both touring the Romanian city of Venice, Italy. It was getting late and dark and we were both in need of … Read more

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Making Basil Pesto Sauce The Nuttiest Way

I fell in love with the classic Italian pesto sauce seven years ago, very appropriately so in the classical Italian city of Rome, celebrating Christmas day amidst the cold season of winter. Both of us decided to get a bottle … Read more

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The Original Panna Cotta With Pomegranate & White Wine Syrup

Panna Cotta, which means ‘cooked cream’, originates from Italy and is a lighter, more jelly-like and less sweeter version of its denser cousin – the mousse. The most authentic form of Panna Cotta is the original vanilla flavour, cooked simply … Read more

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Three Cheese Lasagna Specially Adapted For Christmas

This lasagna uses mainly ricotta cheese and chicken mushroom stuffing in place of the typical minced-beef-in-bolognese-sauce, which makes non-beef eaters like me very happy. It also comes with an additional topping of salami slices – flown all the way from … Read more

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