Italian

Peaches and Cream Panna Cotta

I think this is one of the easiest desserts to make, it only takes several minutes to prepare but the results are stunning, surely you will impress the people you serve this with. You can try any fruits as a topping and it will work really well with the base...

Leonardo’s Italian Food & Wine (Rotorua, New Zealand)

This was one of our first out of town after COVID Lockdown has been lifted in New Zealand, quite a late post as this happened a couple of months ago when we had a short getaway to Rotorua. Usually during our family birthday month which happens during July we tend...

Marinara Sauce 3

Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce serves as a base in a lot of Italian dishes, this Italian sauce made of tomatoes, garlic, onions and herbs may look simple but there many variations that are way much better than the others, hence you wonder why some Italian restaurants have better tomato based dishes and...

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans 1

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Are you looking for some quick and easy side dish with the feast you are preparing? Well look no further, today is your lucky day and found one of the simplest, nutritious, vegetarian friendly and the quickest to prepare side dish, the Garlic Parmesan Green Beans. Garlic Parmesan Green Beans...

Salina Chicken 1

Salina Chicken

You might be wondering you had seen this recipe somewhere, if that is the case this is because I grabbed it from one of Jamie Oliver’s TV Show I watch called Jamie Cooks Italy. On one of the episodes he travelled to the island of Salina and Nonna Marina inspired...

Gricia 2

Gricia

We all grew up with a pasta dish that is either red or white sauce based, unless you are Italian where they consider it like Asians prepare with rice, where pasta can be served with anything. While these two sauces, tomato and cream was quite popular and the mainstream sauces,...

Cotto (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Cotto (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

It was my first time here and I was wondering where was I hiding these past few years? I just wished I knew of this place long time ago as these guys prepare an amazing Italian Fare. I had been to Italy many times and this place reminds me of...

Zucchini Fritti 1

Zucchini Fritti

The first time I had this dish was at Cotto’s in K’Road, I still remember when I saw a Zucchini Fritti on their menu and was quite intrigued on how they looked like and tasted. I was sceptical at first, but I then realised that Zucchinis can be delicious because...

Napoli Mia (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line) 1

Napoli Mia (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line)

This is the best service we had in this trip so far, the server in this restaurant was the perfect attendant you will ever have, always serving with a smile and very accommodating, and yes, we tipped him really well. Napoli Mia is an Italian restaurant located in Deck 7...

Jamie's Italian (St Petersburg, Russia) 7

Jamie’s Italian (St Petersburg, Russia)

I never thought we will eat at this place in St Petersburg, this was totally unexpected, but it was good.  Before I came here I was thinking all I would eat was Borscht, Beef Stroganoff, Solyanka Soup, Khachapuri and Golubtsy I was wrong, instead I am having some Italian dish, on...