What is Quince: Apple of Antiquity

close-up of quince fruits what is quince

Just last week a friend and I had a discussion on quinces because she’d found a tree laden with fruit at the university where she works. The next morning I went down to the garden to see whether our quince tree was still standing but it seems as if it’s been taken out and I’m […]

Nutty Nougat Recipe – Torrone Recipe – Delicious Treat

Torrone Nougat

Quick Navigation Nougat Torrone TurrónIngredientsInstructionsNutrition Even though I always believed that this well loved sweet was originally the brainchild of Apicius who lovingly described nucatum (also based on honey, walnuts and eggs) in his writings, it was probably the romantic in me and it does seem that nougat, in it’s current form was invented in Marseilles during the 16th century […]

Aniseed, Anise and Star Anise – Culinary Facts and Uses

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Quick Navigation CHEERS! TYPES OF ANISE LIQUORAbsinthe – FrenchAguardiente – ColombianAnisette – FrenchAnís – PeruvianArak – ArabianChartreuse – French (yes, it’s one of the secret ingredients!)Jägermeister – GermanMastika – Eastern EuropeanOuzo – GreekPastis – FrenchRaki – TurkishSambuca – ItalianTYPES OF FOOD USING ANISEEDAustralian HumbugsBritish aniseed balls,Dutch muisjes,Greek stuffed vine leaves, dolmaGerman pfeffernusse and springerleItalian pizzelleMexican atole de anís or champurrado (a type of hot chocolate)New Zealand aniseed wheelsNigerian tom-tom sweetsNorwegian knottsPeruvian picarones.STAR ANISE Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum) is a flowering plant native to the eastern Mediterranean region and […]

How to Make an Omelette (Omelet) – The Easiest Way

How to make an omelette

Quick Navigation How to Make an Omelette (Omelet)IngredientsInstructionsNutrition One of the most popular lunchtimes dishes on menus are omelettes and occasionally one does find really good omelettes;  but that’s occasionally and it’s strange because they’re pretty easy to make, both plain or filled. The trick here, again, lies in the eggs and the pan. Eggs need […]

Types of Squash – Squash Varieties Guide with Uses & Recipes

Types of Squash the Ultimate Guide of Squash Varieties

Quick Navigation WHAT IS CUCURBITA (SQUASH)?LIST OF SQUASH VARIETIESBUTTERNUT SQUASHKABOCHA SQUASHSPAGHETTI SQUASHACORN SQUASHSWEET DUMPLING SQUASHSUGAR PUMPKIN SQUASHRED KURI SQUASHDELICATA SQUASHCARNIVAL SQUASHBUTTERCUP SQUASHBLUE HUBBARD SQUASHBANANA SQUASH Although many of us love to cook, if you are the main chef in the home, work full time, and have to come up with interesting and exciting meals on […]

Tiella Recipe (Rice, Potatoes, and Mussels Casserole) – Tiella Pugliese | Riso Patate e Cozze

Tiella Puglese Rice Potato Mussels casserole

Quick Navigation Tiella Recipe (Rice, Potatoes, and Mussels Casserole)IngredientsInstructionsNutrition Tiella pugliese is a hearty layered casserole similar to potato gratin or paella. The name “tiella” refers to the cooking vessel as well as to the food inside it. Typically, a tiella is made of terracotta, but a cast iron skillet also works well for this […]

Vitello Tonnato Recipe – Veal Slices with Tuna and Caper Sauce

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Quick Navigation Vitello Tonnato – Veal With Tuna Sauce and CapersIngredientsIngredients for the VealIngredients for the SauceIngredients for Garnish:InstructionsNutrition Vitello Tonnato first began appearing in cook books in the 19th century because Piedmont was allied with Liguria where tuna was canned along the coast. At this time, also, lemons and capers from Sicily and a […]

Creamy Gorgonzola Gnocchi and Sauce Recipe

Gnocchi Gorgonzola Recipe Sauce

Quick Navigation Gorgonzola Gnocchi Sauce RecipeIngredientsInstructionsNutrition Creamy yellow Gorgonzola, abundantly veined with a blue green mold,  can also be produced as an unaged paler, creamier version. Traditionally the cheese is made with raw cow’s milk and even sheep’s milk cheese varieties are available today. It’s been made outside Milano since the eighth century, when it was hung in huge […]

Italian Taralli Recipe – How to Make These Addictive Crackers

Italian Taralli Recipe Snacks

Quick Navigation TARALLI HISTORY AND ORIGINTARALLI PREPARATIONTaralli Pugliesi RecipeIngredientsInstructionsNutrition There is no certainty about the origin of the word “Tarallo”, indeed there is considerable disagreement about where the word came from.  The origins are inspired by different languages ​​and the most accredited suggestions are the four listed below: – from the Greek daratos, a kind […]

Easy Chocolate Pudding Recipe – With Sexy Filling

Easy Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Quick Navigation Easy Chocolate Pudding Recipe with Sexy FillingIngredientsThe sexy fillingInstructionsNutrition   Print Recipe 5 from 1 vote Easy Chocolate Pudding Recipe with Sexy Filling This delicious dessert recipe is perfect for your romantic dinner! Prep Time20 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time35 mins Course: DessertCuisine: ItalianKeyword: cacao, dessert, pudding Servings: 4 Calories: 1266kcal Author: Nonna Box […]

Fettuccine Recipe with Roasted Bell Peppers and Cherry Tomatoes

Fettucine Recipe with Bell peppers and cherry tomatoes

Quick Navigation Fettuccine with Roasted Bell Peppers and Cherry TomatoesIngredientsInstructionsFor the pastaNutrition I love the flavors and colors of vegetables in the Summer! Just seeing all the fresh and brightly-colored vegetables at the farmer’s market makes me want to create beautiful recipes. Roasting red peppers with the sweet cherry tomatoes, brings out their creaminess and flavor […]