Tag: vegetable

Zucchini recipe pasta and ricotta

Zucchini Recipe Pasta And Ricotta

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

Puntarelle alla Romana With Anchovies And Garlic

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 →

Spring starters minestra Fave beans, Peas Artichokes and Lettuce

Spring Starters Ideas

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 →

List of pizza toppings with vegetables

A List Of Pizza Toppings With Fresh Vegetables

I created this list of pizza toppings to celebrate Mediterranean vegetables, using for each pizza a typical regional cheese to enhances each produce and its flavour. To make pizza I use the traditional Italian Pizza dough recipe. Pizza is a fun dish to write about, originated from Naples, it has traveled the world with the Italian emigrants. Everybody love pizza, besides my… Read more →

unusual fruits and vegetables Cherimoya & Chayote

Variety of Local Unusual Fruits and Vegetables to Create a Festive Spirit

A quest to find local unusual fruits and vegetables to bring something new to a festive table.Only 1 week to go until Christmas, and I still haven’t decided on the menu. To keep my workload manageable but still looking for a wow factor, I start a quest for exotic and unusual fruits and vegetables.I don’t want to look too far and get… Read more →

Best Supermarkets in the French and the Italian Riviera

The Best Supermarkets on the Italian and French Riviera

Looking for quality/value? Here are some of the best supermarkets on the French and Italian Rivera, including my 2 favourite online stores for Asian and British delicacies and ingredients! The South of France is full of charming farmers’ markets selling fresh local products beautifully arranged in their stalls. Now look closely at the prices: you might have been caught in… Read more →

Summer peppers at the market

Summer Peppers

Summer is here, and so are the Summer Red Peppers! Big, scarlet red shaded with green and purple, absolutely beautiful, this is what I call Mediterranean peppers. Jump to Recipe Come June, you will find them in abundance in any farmer markets and Supermarkets at a reasonable price. What a difference between those summer peppers and the one you normally… Read more →