Italian

Acqua Pazza 1

Acqua Pazza

Acqua Pazza is an Italian dish of lightly herbed broth made with white wine and water used to poach white fish. I love Jamie Oliver’s new show “Jamie Cooks Italy” where he travels around Italy with Gennaro Contaldo and discover local Italian dishes that are unheard of outside of Italy,...

Baked Scallops 1

Baked Scallops

Baked Scallops is an Italian inspired dish of baked fresh scallops topped with bread crumbs, butter, garlic, parsley and mozarella. Last week I found this New Zealand Queen Scallops at our local supermarket for a really good price, it’s like less than NZ$20.00 per kilogram so I grabbed one even...

Salt Meats and Cheese (Sydney, Australia) 13

Salt Meats and Cheese (Sydney, Australia)

If you want to have some Italian feast in Sydney then there is no better place than this, Salt Meats and Cheese in Gateway Sydney. We visited this place a couple of weeks ago and had a great dinner with some of my colleagues, a great option for groups as...

Vegetable, Bacon, Italian Sausage and Risoni Soup 2

Vegetable, Bacon, Italian Sausage and Risoni Soup

It’s that time again where I have to use everything that was left over from the recipes I already posted. We do this exercise once in a while so nothing goes to waste, basically using all the bits and pieces on the pantry and vegetable bin which was either forgotten...

Pasta e Fagioli 1

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli is an Italian pasta soup dish prepared with cannellini or borlotti beans, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, pancetta and small pasta. Pasta e Fagioli is an Italian pasta soup dish prepared with cannellini or borlotti beans, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, pancetta and small pasta like elbow macaroni or...


Italian Wedding Soup 1

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup is a dish prepared with vegetables and meat; for vegetables the one mainly used are spinach, endive, escarole, kale and/or lettuce; for meat it is usually meatballs and/or sausages. Italian Wedding Soup may sound like a kind of dish that is served during Italian Weddings well it’s...

Oxtail Ragu 2

Oxtail Ragu

Oxtail Ragu is an Italian dish of slowly braised ox tails until the meat falls of its bones on a rich tomato sauce, herbs and spices usually served with pasta, crusty bread, potatoes or even rice. This is one of those dishes that for me truly defines Italian home cooking,...

Chicken and Asparagus Risotto 1

Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

Chicken and Asparagus Risotto is a type of risotto prepared with chicken, asparagus, white wine and lots of parmesan cheese. 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...

Venice Italian Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand) 4

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...

Pasta al Promodoro 1

Pasta al Promodoro

Pasta al Pomodoro is an Italian pasta that is simply prepared with olive oil, tomatoes and basil. Its a quick and light dish that is easy to prepare. Pasta al Pomodoro is an Italian pasta that is simply prepared with olive oil, tomatoes and basil, unlike other dishes that are...