The Artisan of Flavour

Cooking Italian is a craftsman’s labour, the work of an Artisan of Flavour.

A Lesson in Food & History: Discovering ‘le Osterie’

Something very special Today: as the blog celebrates its first 50 followers (thank you all!) we take a closer look to the unsung heroes of the Italian food, the masters … Continue reading

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Ciambella di grano saraceno con frutta rossa (Buckwheat Ciambella Cake with Red Fruit)

Lately I have been posting a lot of “naughty” recipes: it has been a feast of dairy, egg, meat, fat and salt. I guess it’s time for something healthier so/ Today’s … Continue reading

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Best Moment Award… and something different

A few days ago I have received the Best Moment Award from Simona Lidia. Very kind of her. As my midweek schedule is usually very hectic, one way or another, … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Raviolacci Salsiccia e Carciofi (Raviolacci with Sausage and Artichoke Sauce)

This pasta dish is definitely not the healthier or lighter choice in my repertory (quite the opposite, actually…) but it is definitely amongst those which have won my preference with … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Frollini panna e té verde (Cream and Green-Tea Shortbread Biscuits)

Tea flavoured buiscuits to go with your tea? As funny as it may sound, according to my friend this is a perfect pairing and we should not doubt her knowledge … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Colour: White Region: Tuscany Recap: Zesty, Acidic and Dry Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C with food, 8-10 °C as aperitif Italy has so many gorgeous grapes and such an unique diversity that … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Petto d’anatra all’arancia (Duck Breast in Orange Sauce)

Today I take you back in time to the cookery of XV century Tuscany, to the Florence ruled by the Medici family, a city and time which have seen art … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

Torta Sbrisolona (Sbrisolona cake)

Torta Sbrisolona (also known as Torta Fregolotta) is a very dry almond cake very easy to bake and great for beginners. It is very inexpensive, as its recipe was developped … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Importance of Drinking

I am from the Western world, born and raised in a country where vineyards adorn the slopes of the hills which families have worked on for generations, from dawn to … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tortine alla mela (Mini Apple Pies)

Not even two weeks ago I was telling you how the never-ending cold weather spur me to have a little renaissance of hearty winter dishes (read). Today, one couldn’t spot a single cloud in … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

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