Zeppole of San Giuseppe (St. Joseph’s Day Zeppole)

The Zeppole are a sweet typical of southern Italy. It is delicious “pancakes’ filled with cream and decorated with amarena cherries, traditionally eaten at the feast of St. Joseph. In fact it is rather curious that in the middle of Lent tradition welcome the preparation of a fried sweet and yummy. One particular would seem…

Orange Marmalade

From Epicure’s Almanac – Diary of good living – 1843 Take the pulp out of four dozen China and one dozen Seville oranges, mash until well together in a large pan, then abstract the pips. Cut half the peel of the China, and all of the Seville, in small stripes; put these into a stewpan…

Pontack Sauce

Pontack sauce is an elderberry ketchup popularised in the 17th century. The sauce is a highly spiced vinegar ketchup which works beautifully with wild game or with fatty meat such as pork, duck or lamb. Ingredients: Elderberry 12 Oz Cider vinegar 4 cup Allspice 10 berries Cloves 10 pcs Nutmeg 1 tps Peppercorns 2 tbp…

FAVISM. ALLERGY ALERT FOR VEGANS. AND NOT ONLY.

I am affected of favism. A blood enzyme deficit. Favism is an X-linked recessive inborn error of metabolism that predisposes to hemolysis (spontaneous destruction of red blood cells) and resultant jaundice in response to a number of triggers, such as certain foods, illness, or medication. It is particularly common in people of Mediterranean and African origin. They…

Veganism. What you really know?

I want to start writing more about this new movement, fast growing and very active around the world. HISTORY There are many ethical and health controversies surrounding vegetarianism in all its different forms, but where did the word ‘vegan’ come from? Who invented “veganism”?  At the beginning they were all Vegeterians. Vegetarianism has been around…

Why hiring a personal chef?

Many of you may think that hiring a personal chef it will be expensive or too fancy. Others, maybe think that is not necessary because you are going to order food by tray at some hot table. But I want to explain you the reason why you definitely you should hire a personal chef. First…

The Importance of Eating Healthy

Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and…

Butter Cookies – biscotti al burro

150 gr  butter, 100 gr sugar, 2 egg yolk, 250 gr flour Combine sugar with butter and egg yolk. Using a pastry blender, gradually mix in flour until crumbs form. Chill in fridge for at least 20 minutes. Once your dough is chilled, roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a large oval….

Tiramisu

Ingredienti 6 uova, 6 chucchiai di zucchero + 2 per il caffe’, 500gr di mascarpone, caffe’ quanto basta per bagnare i savoiardi, un pacco di savoiardi, cioccolato in scagliette p.b. per ricoprire il tiramisu + cacao in polvere, liquore a piacere per bagnare i savoiardi. Preparazione Per preparare il tiramisù, dividete gli albumi dai tuorli, aggiungete…

Crostata con Marmellata

150 gr di burro, 300gr di farina, 130 gr di zucchero, 2 tuorli, 1 scorza di limone grattuggiato, e un po’ vi vaniglia liquida bianca, e una confettura di albicocca mischiata con un po’ di maraschino o liquore a piacere che si abbina bene con la frutta un liquore abbastanza dolce (Io preferisco il maraschino) Procedimento: si…