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A Mediterranean Feast to discover through:
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:
Magret de Canard sauce a l’Orange may seem like a complicated dinner, however, it is not difficult to make. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe This week is La Semaine du Goût® here in France, and according to the travel website Expedia, the French have voted the Magret de Canard as their favorite dish. The technique to cook the magret… Read more →
Fried pasta is not even a recipe; it is what we, Italians, do when we have pasta leftover and don t want to cook anything. Fried cooked pasta is a classic in Itay and very popular with children. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe When we were children, my mother used to make it for us when they had guests… Read more →
Making Italian gnocchi from scratch is not difficult, in this step by step video I show how to make two different versions of gnocchi: fluffy and small gnocchi and firm and larger gnocchi. Watch the video below and you will see how easy it is. Jump to Recipe Jump to Video Print Recipe Why two versions of gnocchi? Depend on how you want… Read more →
These rice stuffed tomatoes are a classic Italian recipe, they can be prepared ahead of time and baked just before dinner. Jump to Recipe : Jump to Video :Print Recipe They are a great option for vegetarian, celiac and even vegan as the cheese is an optional ingredient. The rice to use is Carnaroli rice, which is the same type of… Read more →
This healthy cod recipe is a classic here in Italy, the cod cooks in the oven for 20 minutes over a thin layer of potatoes and onions. Jump to Recipe : Jump to Video : Print Recipe It is very easy to make and it is perfect for the Summer as it cooks quickly in the oven. You can use… Read more →
This is an easy ratatouille recipe, quicker and healthier to make than a traditional one and you are not compromising in taste and creaminess. Jump to Recipe : Jump to Video Print Recipe A traditional ratatouille can be very labor intensive to make as all the vegetables should be fried separately to preserve their creamy taste. With this method, all the… Read more →
Deep fried eggplant balls is a classic recipe from the South of Italy, flavoured with basil, garlic and Parmesan, even the fuzziest children will devour those delightful vegetable bites. They are perfect to serve as a starter, on a buffet table or as canapes. Jump to Recipe : Jump to Video : Print Recipe Make sure you read the recipe… Read more →