Bagna Cauda – All About the Italian Garlic Dip

Bagna Cauda. This is Northern Italy’s creamy garlic sauce that will make you keep coming back for more!  But warning…. you may not want to plan on leaving the house after you eat the jam packed garlicky goodness! Bagna Cauda is by definition a hot dish of dipping sauce in the Italian cuisine, originating in…

Tiramisu Coffee Cups

Nothing says ‘Italian’ dessert quite like a tiramisu! No matter the meal, no matter the time of day, a tiramisu always tastes just right! There’s no place in Italy untouched by the traditional tiramisu. You can find this espresso charged dessert served in every corner of Italy. Here’s a variation of our favourite traditional tiramisu…

Asparagus Risotto

When it’s asparagus season it is hard to choose which recipe to make! I find that the recipe I turn to the most is risotto di asparagi. This to me is spring!  When the weather starts to get nicer here in Italy, the first time I find asparagus at the local market, I make asparagus…

Panzanella

PANZANELLA. This is the ultimate Italian recipe for the hottest time of the year. 
Fresh, light, and bursting with natural flavour. You can’t help but feel good after eating it! 

Eggplant and Mint Pasta Salad

Eggplant and mint pasta salad RECIPE. Just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a yummy bowl of pasta.  But, maybe instead of a hot pasta, eat it cold! 

Zucchini Ripieni

RECIPE! Zucchini ripieni, stuffed zucchini, are a timeless classic recipe for all Italian dining tables for a Sunday lunch.  There are so many varieties of stuffing you can make that it’s hard to ever get tired of them. 

Carnevale Menu, Dolci

Carnevale is one of the funniest times of the year in Italy! It’s not only a festival in Venice but all over Italy, where kids dress up as princesses, or super heroes, more or less a spring time version of Halloween.  And everyone goes crazy for the sweets prepared specifically for this time of year. …

Tiramisu 101

What isn’t to love about tiramisù?  Coffee, Cookies, Mascarpone and Sugar… che buono! It is without a doubt one of the top comfort foods from Italy and a dessert that is seen on menus and tables from the north to the south and everywhere in between.  This recipe is said to come from the regions…

Chicken Strips al Peperoncino & Zenzero

An Italian version of chicken strips with a kick of peperoncino (chili pepper), a delicate touch of zenzero (ginger), and a dusting of prezzemolo (parsley). May be served as an appetizer or second course.

Garlic Dip & Crostini

Garlic.  It can be an ingredient that many tend to stir away from when planning a dinner party.  But, yes or SI, you can serve garlic to guests with this delicate, little dollop of an appetizer.  A suggestion for this recipe is to serve it in an individual portion to avoid from over doing on…

Ricotta, Sage and Apple Mini Pies

Difficulty: Medium       Prep Time:   40 minutes        Cooking Time:   30 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs of red apples 200 grams of ricotta 200 grams of flour 120 grams of butter 1 large egg 60 grams of brown sugar granulates 8 bay leaves 1/2 cup of cognac or port wine Salt