Category: Italian

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Oxtail Ragu

This is one of those dishes that for me truly defines Italian home cooking, slowly braised cheap large cuts of meat (Southern Italian Region) or minced meat (Northern Italian Region) with vegetables and sometimes dried processed meats slowly simmered in a rich tomato sauce that can be either enjoyed with...

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Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

If you think rice is just for Asians then you haven’t tried having risotto yet, it’s a concoction that has been prepared in Italy since the 1800’s. Risotto in general made with a special starchy creamy rice like Carnaroli, Arborio or Vialone Nano where it yields a texture somewhere between...

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Venice Italian Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand)

When it comes to Italian food what first comes to mind is pizza and pasta, but it’s not all about that as this cuisine offers more than that in fact there are many dishes to choose from and that is what we are having today in this restaurant, Venice Italian...

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Pasta al Promodoro

Pasta al Pomodoro is an Italian pasta that is simply prepared with olive oil, tomatoes and basil, unlike other dishes that are heavy on different array of ingredients this is the total opposite as this is intended to be served as a quick and light dish. The name of the...

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Chicken Sorrentino

Chicken Sorrentino or Pollo alla Sorrentina is an Italian dish of lightly breaded chicken breast, layered with prosciutto, eggplant, marinara sauce and mozzarella baked to perfection yielding a juicy chicken and melting toppings. I think of it as a mashup between lasagne, chicken scaloppini and eggplant parmigiana because it looks...

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Airline Food – Hong Kong Airlines

During the days when I visit Hong Kong my preferred airline of choice from the Philippines was Cathay Pacific because during those days, late 90s and early 2000s their planes was the first one to have entertainment units, many years later it was a standard. This time around I am...

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Porcetta

I saw this dish on the TV and it’s a travel show that I can’t remember but what I do remember is that the minute I saw it I knew this dish would taste really amazing hence I decided to cook it at home immediately. That travel show was showcasing...

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Gina’s Italian Kitchen (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I’ve tried a lot of pizza and pasta in Italy from the cheap ones to the gourmet ones and the difference on price doesn’t really dictate the flavour and texture, what I noticed is that the €5.00 pizza is not really that far from the €50.00 pizza. I think Italians...

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Coda alla Vaccinara

The name does not do justice to this dish, for non-Italians like me it sounds like a medicine or something clinical, it is nowhere near that in fact it is the opposite, this dish is amazing and I can’t get enough of it. Coda alla vaccinara is a type of...

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Ribollita

Ribollita is a very famous Tuscan soup made with leftover bread and mixed vegetables like cannellini beans, kale, carrots, tomatoes and onion to name some. Then name when translated it means “reboiled” and it was named like such because during the Middle Ages it was usually made with leftover minestrone...