Tag Italian

Almond Cranberry Homemade Nougat

Sweet, crunchy and incredibly moreish, it is easier than you think to make homemade nougat. This recipe has no glucose or corn syrup and can be made with ordinary household ingredients. Perfect for Christmas gifts!
It’s a chilly morning, there’s jazz on the radio, and as usual I’m in the kitchen cooking up some delicious sweet treats. Today I’m making candy, a deliciously chewy honey nougat filled with almonds, pistachios and cranberries. If you’re a…

Pumpkin Seed Lasagne

My all-time favourite veggie dish, my friend Sabine’s Pumpkin Seed Lasagne is so rich and satisfying even meat-eaters love it! Filled with healthy and delicious seeds this is the ideal dish to serve for your next vegetarian meal.
While I enjoy few meals more than sitting down to a juicy steak or pork fillet, there are some incredible vegetarian dishes out there which I love. Case in point; today’s recipe, inspired by my friend Sabine’s incredible Pumpkin Seed…

Torta Caprese al Limone

Torta Caprese is a classic chocolate cake from the Italian island of Capri. This version is a mouthwatering combination of almonds, lemon and white chocolate with a soft and fudgy interior. This gluten-free treat is ideal for enjoying after dinner with a glass of limoncello.
Two of my favourite ingredients have to be lemons and white chocolate, which is why today’s recipe Torta Caprese al Limone or Capri Lemon Cake is one of my favourite sweet treats. The incredible smell of this cake baking in…

Linguine Alle Vongole

A classic of the Italian kitchen; Linguine Alle Vongole with fresh clams, sweet cherry tomatoes, garlic and olive oil will never go out of fashion. Perfect for long, Italian style lunches, or a romantic dinner for two. Bon Appetit!
One of the many things that I love about living in Italy is being able to get my hands on deliciously fresh clams or vongole at any time. Landlocked Munich has many charms, but a serious lack of fresh seafood,…

Mushrooms with Creamy Polenta

Mushrooms with Creamy Polenta
It is mushroom season here in Italy and the hills are full of keen funghi hunters seeking out this seasonal treasure. Whether golden chanterelles, sponge-like morels or the most highly prized of all, the ‘king of the forest’ porcini, everything…

Italian Caprese Pasta Salad

Italian Caprese Pasta Salad
Yesterday it rained properly for the first time in weeks, and today we woke up to cool misty weather. It wasn’t long, of course, before the sun burst through, but it was a little hint that my favourite season of…

Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia

Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia
At the very first restaurant I ever worked in, we would bake up huge trays of focaccia every evening, varying the topping throughout the week, from classic sea salt and rosemary, through caramelised onion with feta, or even red onion…

Zucchini and Feta Pizza

Zucchini and Feta Pizza
We are still working our way through the seasonal surplus of delicious zucchini, not that I’m complaining! I adore this abundant and healthy summertime vegetable and I’m always looking for interesting ways to cook with it. Mostly in the warmer…