Italian

Fish Florentine

Fish Florentine is a fish dish prepared Florentine style. Pan fried fish is served on a bed of wilted spinach and red capsicum with Mornay sauce and grated cheese. I love seafood, I love fish, most of the dishes that uses this as a main ingredient are always close to...

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is a type of Italian pasta dish prepared with fettuccine tossed in emulsified butter and Parmesan cheese, with flavour from cream and pan-fried chicken breast. Many years ago I posted an Alfredo recipe which is made with seafood then one person commented on its history and claimed...

Island Gelato (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 4

Island Gelato (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

When I see shops like this, it reminds me of Europe in summer, specifically in the Mediterranean region, there are tons of gelato shops everywhere most of them were amazing.  In New Zealand, it’s a very rare occasion to see something like this, where what is displayed are freshly made from...

Peaches and Cream Panna Cotta 2

Peaches and Cream Panna Cotta

Peaches and Cream Panna Cotta is an Italian jelly dessert prepared with cream jelly topped with pureed fresh peaches 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...

Leonardo's Italian Food & Wine (Rotorua, New Zealand) 9

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...

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Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce is an Italian sauce that is made with tomatoes, garlic, onions and herbs, it serves as a base in a lot of Italian dishes. Marinara sauce serves as a base in a lot of Italian dishes, this Italian sauce made of tomatoes, garlic, onions and herbs may look...

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans 1

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans is a simple dish of Green Beans sautéed with garlic and butter then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. 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...

Salina Chicken 1

Salina Chicken

Salina Chicken is a very simple Italian dish of chicken and aubergines cooked with herbs and chillies with tomatoes over oven. 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...

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Gricia

Gricia or Pasta alla Gricia is a type of an Italian pasta dish prepared neither with white or red sauce but instead it’s a simple concoction of pasta served with Pecorino Romano and Guanciale. We all grew up with a pasta dish that is either red or white sauce based,...

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...