New York, New York – Part 1

Hello beautiful people! With just few months of delay a new series ‘Outside the Kitchen’ starts here, and it starts with a boom: our trip to New York! We literally ate our way in the city and it was so good, I still dream about the food. This is going to be a not so…

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Vegan Italian Hot Chocolate

In about a month I will be flying back to Italy for a couple of weeks after more of two years… Skype is amazing and helps a lot, but there are things that can’t come through cables. For example, my husband’s auntie Bagna Cauda and my brother’s Risotto, to name just a couple. So to make room for the…

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Sweet peas, blue cheese and bacon tarte

You know…I’ve always lived in the same town (with occasional trips around Europe) for 30 years, I knew many people and thought the rest of the world was pretty much the same (at least in western countries). I was oblivious and gave many thing for granted. I had this thirst for travelling and discovering new…

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Vegan Chili with Cornbread

Come to Australia they say, it is never cold they say… What they forgot to mention was that houses don’t usually have a heating system because if this, and this year winter is being so absolutely cold. Ok, not Canadian cold but close to 0 anyway. So, partly because we were craving comfort food and…

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Gozleme Bread

I am a simple woman. Well that is not technically correct…. I am a complicated and multifaceted person who loves simple food. My favourite foods are generally tasty but uncomplicated. When I arrived in Sydney, my exposure to international food was very limited: moussaka and sushi were probably the most ethnic dished I had while in…

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Blueberry and apple crumble cake

Hello my dears! So many things to do and so little time… I have been busy with a couple of projects lately, like Australian permanent residency and New York & Melbourne trips just to name a few… from the latest two projects I will be very soon start a brand new series by the way,…

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Treccia Pasquale

Wow, it’s again time for celebrations, and what is more celebrating than a nice cake with loads of chocolate chips? This cake is called Treccia Pasquale, which literally means Eastern braid, and you can imagine why. It is probably less famous than some of its counterparts like colomba or focaccia dolce but the principle is…

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Anise & Wine cookies

This time we go traditional, but south Italian traditional. Aaand we pick from the other side of the family tradition. Aaand from another Grandma that I unfortunately couldn’t meet in person, but I feel like I did. Nonna Maria was my mother in law’s mother. She was a beautiful person, with a strong personality, and…

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Vegan Hazelnut Spread (Nutella inspired)

So we are talking chocolate here. And hazelnuts. The real thing. Homemade (which means potentially you can never run out of it). Easy. Quick. And chocolaty. Did I mention it is also totally vegan? And has no added oils? So if you love Nutella, but you are too environmental conscious, or simply you like tasty…

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Not a Dark Forest Swiss Roll

So… this post is the result of watching several episodes in the same day of the Great British Baking Challenge. I literally love that show! It is my favourite cooking show, I like the concept, I like the presenters, I like the people and of course I find the dishes a great source of inspiration.…

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