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Each week a new article recommending a gastronomic adventure: from classic recipes from the Cote d'Azur to Italian and international recipes using local Mediterranean ingredients.
All recommendations and articles on this blog are based on products, restaurants, tool, and events I use or have attended personally.
Below the latest posts:
During my trip to the Italian market in Ventimiglia, I bought the best of the Italian grilled cheese : stretchy, gooey, smoky, chewy and nutty. Jump to Recipe If I had to choose only one food to bring on a desert Island that would be grilled cheese, and if I can add crusty bread and red wine I am in… Read more →
I made this zucchini recipe pasta and ricotta when I went to the market in Ventimiglia and found the first zucchini Trombetta of the season. Jump to Recipe The zucchini Trombetta are long and curved zucchini shaped like a trumpet and they are typical of the Italian Ligurian region. They are crunchy and have a distinctive flavour and if you… Read more →
Puntarelle alla Romana is a classic Roman dish, Puntarelle are the shoots of the chicory cut very thin and seasoned with garlic and anchovies paste. Jump to Recipe Puntarelle are not easy to find here in France but you can replace them with endives. I went to Ventimiglia market to buy them, and beside the puntarelle I found some other unusual Italian vegetables… Read more →
There is a daily pilgrimage from France to the Ventimiglia market, famous for its low prices, high quality and amazing Italian food products. I went there with my friend blogger Patty Saveur to show you some of my favourites produce and give you some ideas how to cook them. 1 The oldest farmers market in the world If you enjoyed this video… Read more →
On Wednesday I went to Ventimiglia market with my friend Patty and bought several unusual Italian vegetables, an opportunity to prepare some unique Springs starters. On the video, I show what we found at the market, and below you will find all the recipes: 1 Spring Minestra Jump to Recipe When the first fave beans and fresh peas appear on… Read more →
TEACH SOMETHING & Stand Out from The Crowd Part of the series: 6 Week Video Challenge Together with a group of American food bloggers, photographers, and content creators we are testing new food video styles and productions, led by Brooke Lark. (This post contains affiliate links to Amazon) This week Brooke suggested to take this opportunity to build our video personality: “CURATE YOUR… Read more →
The complexity and beauty of this vegetable are so intriguing, I had to come up with a Romanesco recipe that preserves and enhances its captivating fractal design. Jump to Recipe This vegetable is a cross between broccoli and cauliflowers. Not only it is beautiful to watch but it is also delicious to eat. It has a sweet nutty flavour and a… Read more →