Quick and easy “An Italian dish known as calzoni di patate filanti, AKA trousers of stringy potatoes. A calzone is directly translated as “stocking” or “trouser” is an Italian oven-baked turnover made with folded pizza dough. It originated in Naples in the 18th century. A typical calzone is made from salted bread dough, baked in an oven and is stuffed with salami, ham or vegetables, mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan or pecorino cheese, as well as an egg. Different regional variations in or on a calzone can often include […]
Quick and easy “A fish recipe you can’t help but love, this is a light and summery alternative to fish and chips.“ Recently I haven’t had much time or the passion to cook for myself at home. But saying that, a work colleague named Alessio has inspired me to recipe test this Italian dish that is not only quick to make but incredibly flavorsome, light and healthy.
Quick and easy “Lasagne originated in Italy, traditionally ascribed to the city of Naples. A wide, flat-shaped pasta, and possibly one of the oldest types of pasta. The word “lasagne” and, in many non-Italian languages, the singular “lasagna”, can also refer to a dish made with several layers of lasagne sheets alternated with sauces and various other ingredients.” This version is a very quick take on the traditional way of making lasagna. Usually the tomato […]
Quick and easy “Gnocchi are a various thick, soft dough dumplings that may be made from semolina, ordinary wheat flour, egg, cheese, potato, breadcrumbs, or similar ingredients.“ When living in Glyfada/Greece, there was this one Italian restaurant that the family and I would religiously frequent. My brother and I would literally just go for their mushroom gnocchi! The cherry on top of the cake now is making your very own fresh gnocchi which I find […]
Quick and easy “Is a north Italian rice dish cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. The broth can be derived from meat, fish, or vegetable. Many types of risotto contain butter, wine and onion. It is one of the most common ways of cooking rice in Italy.” Apart from Asian food being my number one choice, Italian food comes in second place. Dad being half Italian, I guess this explains why I’m always […]
Quick and easy “A bolognese meat-based sauce originated from Bologna, Italy.” Growing up, I admit for being one of the pickiest eater in the world. It was very difficult for my mom but she knew that she could never go wrong with spaghetti bolognese. Even when I used to visit dad at the hotel’s he’d work in, I would religiously order for both lunch and dinner spaghetti bolognese because I wanted nothing else but a […]