Join me and my wife on 6 and 7 December 2014 for a weekend celebration of FOOD, WINE and LIFE on a Italian inspired cooking adventure weekend. We will be sharing our love affair with slow food, the Italian way and during the two days you will participate in Italian sausage making, pizza and bread baking in a wood fired oven, pasta making, yogurt culturing and so much more. Best of all, you will be cooking and feasting as we use the fresh ingredients in authentic Mediterranean recipes that include: Nonna Giulia’s Pizza Dough (1) Pizza Doug (2) – Roman Style Pizza Dough (3) – Neapolitan Style Tomato Topping for Pizza Tuscan Country Bread Homemade Egg Pasta Homemade Ricotta Cheese … Read More
In response to; “A Risotto in Winter: The trick with risotto is learning how to cook it right, which takes a certain amount of … “. Looks great, but the actual risotto seams more than a bit “al dente” or in plain terms, raw. Risotto in the true Northern Italian way should be creamy and lusciously smooth! Try my simple, yet authentic Risotto recipe, (with variations): Basic Risotto Recipe Enjoy!
After a tweeting session with Werner Els ( @CabernetCasanova ) about pork recipes I promised him the following rural pork dish from Italy. I had it at a market Umbria and it changed the way I looked at pork forever. Do not be intimidated or fooled by the excessive amounts of herbs and spices used. It mellows down to transform into the perfect balance of taste. Please let me know what you think! Porchetta (Herb Scented Pork Roast) Recipe