Il tempo delle mele (cotogne)

“Il tempo delle mele”, literally “the time of apples”, is the Italian title given to the 1980 French comedy film directed by Claude Pinoteau and starring Sophie Marceau, making her debut in cinemas. I recently discovered that the French title of the movie is “La Boum”, which is the party of the year, that the French teenager…

Buon appetito in 120 minutes #1

This is the first of a series of posts where I will share some of the menus that I like to cook with my husband for our friends, in a couple of after-work hours. In order to make my life easier, usually, I set up the table the night before, so that when we get…

Guess who’s back!

It’s been a looong time since the last post, definitely too long! Last time I wrote I had just started the greatest adventure of my life, I had been in Vienna for a few weeks, I used to share a dorm kitchen with 30+ other students. Today, almost three years later, I have settled down…

Disco Volante – Vienna

Life in Vienna is great! I’ve been here for a couple of weeks now and I am slowly settling down and adjusting to life here. To feel a bit more at home, tonight I had a pizza night with my friend MK. We went to Disco Volante, a cool pizzeria in the 6th district. The…

Brass Monkey – Vienna

So…I finally arrived in Vienna and here I am, writing my first post from here! The blog just turned one year, so it is kind of symbolic to start the second year of the blog from the new city I’m living in. I have already written about a Viennese gem, the Cafe Ansari, as a…

Cafe Ansari – Vienna

In only 10 days I will move to Vienna, so I thought it was about time to write of some restaurants that I visited there in the past. Cafe Ansari is a Georgian café and restaurant, located in the second district, very close to the city center. It is run by a Georgian family who…

Round zucchini filled with risotto

My dear readers, I am so sorry about the very long silence! In the past month I have been busy studying and I recently graduated, so I hope this is a valid excuse for having neglected my blog. I am now spending some at the seaside, enjoying the summer, relaxing…and of course cooking! Tonight I…

Luigi Taglienti – Restaurant Trussardi alla Scala

During the past months we had quite a few food festivals in Milan. The most recent was “Taste of Milano” whilst a previous one I attended was “Mi Gusto Tortona“, held during the Design Week. In both occasions, I had the chance to see the charming Luigi Taglienti presenting some of his dishes and explaining…

A rainy weekend just for cooking

A few weeks ago, when I realized we would have had a rainy weekend ahead of us in Milan, I thought it would have been the right occasion to try some of those recipes that I had been wanting to cook for a while. My mum gave me a fantastic book for Christmas a few…

Happy picnic – April 25

Today, April 25, is Liberation Day in Italy. On this day we remember Italians who fought against the Nazis and Mussolini’s troops during World War II, honoring those who served in the Italian Resistance in particular. I decided to celebrate this special occasion and take advantage of the beautiful weather having a picnic with my…

La Fiaschetteria – U Fundu (Sestri Levante, Italy)

I visited La Fiaschetteria last January, just after New Year’s Eve, with WJT and our dear friends PL and EK who came to Italy for a trip during the Christmas holidays. We had a splendid night. I warmly recommend you to try this restaurant if you are around in the region of Liguria, it’s a…

Cured sausage, pistachio and prune cake – Rachel Khoo

Here I am writing again about a recipe from Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen. Today it is a rustic savory cake from the “picnic” session – so this will come in handy for the spring season that is finally starting! It is extremely easy and quick to make. It is not only a perfect picnic…