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…

Mucche e Buoi (Milan, Italy)

Today I want to recommend you a restaurant in Milan that I visited some times ago with my friend LC: Mucche e Buoi. We kicked off this all-meat dinner with a trio of bruschette. The first of the three breads was topped with mozzarella and friarielli, which is a vegetable known especially in Naples and…

Rachel Khoo’s Madeleines à la crème au citron

Treat yourself and your friends to warm up these wintery days! Some days ago I invited my friend MC and organised an afternoon tea for two. Do you remember my post about Rachel Khoo’s  successful TV series and book “The Little Paris Kitchen”? I bought her book on one of my trips to London. After…

Roast quail – Comfort food for a rainy day

Tonight I want to share a recipe with you. It’s real comfort food, perfect for a rainy Sunday – just like the one we had in Milan today. This dish breaks the traditional Italian rule of having a “primo” (e.g.pasta, rice or soup) and a “secondo” (e.g. meat, fish, vegetables, cheese). The best way to…

Merry Christmas from Rudolfina

I saved the review of last two chocolate for Christmas day, to wish you a happy Christmas in a “Parla Come Mangi” style. On Sunday the 23rd I found a coconut praline: crunchy roasted dried coconut with dark chocolate. I saved the chocolate of the 24th for Christmas day! It was a torroncino covered with…

Countdown to Christmas à la Rudolfina (Part 4)

This is the last week before Christmas! On Monday, whilst my mother was organising her first Christmas dinner, I enjoyed some nuts and raisins covered with dark chocolate. Tuesday has been a baking day! The chocolates I found were two pralines made with dark chocolate, covered with dark chocolate powder. Wednesday I found another caramel…

Countdown to Christmas à la Rudolfina (Part 3)

So here is finally the third week of my advent calendar. I left you with a picture from London and here I start again from WJT’s apartment, decorated for Christmas. On Monday I found this praline filled with gingerly caramel – with an after taste of lemon, this praline was extraordinary.  On Tuesday, I found…

Waiting for Rudolfina’s third week

I promised I would have posted every weekend with all the chocolate of the week but unfortunately this time you will have to wait a couple of days more to see them all. In the meantime, enjoy today’s chocolate!

Countdown to Christmas à la Rudolfina (Part 2)

There’s only one thing to wake up to better than chocolate: glittering chocolate! I started off the week with a praline covered in silver. The filling was nutty and rich. Tuesday instead was a crunchy morning! The shape of the chocolate resembled a flying saucer, flat and round. The back of the saucer was made…

Countdown to Christmas à la Rudolfina (Part 1)

Every year I receive an advent calendar from WJT. With chocolate! This year it is from Artisan du Chocolat. It comes in the form of a reindeer, it’s wooden and painted in red. Each chocolate is enveloped in a little drawer marked in white with the number of the day. I am going to write…

Don Lisander (Milan, Italy)

It can hardly get more Milanese than this! Don Lisander is a well established traditional Milanese restaurant, situated in Via Manzoni, a central street in the heart of Milan between the Quadrilatero della Moda and the business area of Piazza Affari. A tiny dining room obtained from the chapel of Palazzo Trivulzio (built in the…