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Pumpkin Chocoalte Cake The Foodie Lovers

Vegan and dairy free chocolate-pumpkin cake

TORTA VEGANA AL CIOCCOLATO E ZUCCA (ITALIANO) This extra moist chocolate, pumpkin cake, topped with chocolate ganache is a perfect fall treat. It´s so easy and quick to prepar. Chocolate and pumpkin seems like an odd combination, but trust me, it really works. The ultra rich chocolate cake melds so perfectly with the warming spices […]

Eggplant Parmigiana

PARMIGIANA DI MELANZANE (ITALIANO) One of the most famous and appreciated dishes of Italian cuisine, especially out of the country is the Eggplant Parmigiana. It is a classic Italian dish made with thinly sliced, floured and fried eggplant layered with tomato sauce and cheese and baked in the oven. A lot of regions in Italy […]

Classic Ragù Bolognese

RAGU’ BOLOGNESE (ITALIANO) This Classic Bolognese Sauce is made using all the authentic ingredients like beef, pork, tomato purée, then cooked low and slow for hours to develop a rich, hearty taste. I’ve already spoken about its history and the best tips for making it in this POST. The original recipe it’s been deposited to […]

Pizza di scarole (escarole pie)

PIZZA DI SCAROLE (ITALIANO) It is well known in the world that Italians love food and when there is a holiday to celebrate this love grows beyond measure! One of the things that I love that my mom and my grandmother always use to prepare for lunch on 24th of December, so on Christmas’s eve, […]

Graffe Napoletane (Neapolitan Doughnuts)

GRAFFE NAPOLETANE (ITALIANO) Naples is in my opinion one of the most beautiful cities in the world: culture, entertainment, history and of course food. The summer nights, walking through the streets in Naples, at Mergellina seafront and the inevitable GRAFFA NAPOLETANAor ZEPPOLA FRITTA. Soft, fragrant and melting in the mouth, our graffe are a sin […]


PROFITTEROL (ITALIANO) “Happy mother’s day!“ One of my mother’s favorite desserts are the Profiteroles, very famous cream puffs filled with Chantilly cream, covered with a tasty and shiny chocolate glaze. At my home in Italy they were often the Sunday dessert and for this reason I decided to prepare them to celebrate Mother’s Day in […]

What is a ganache and how to make one?

COME FARE UNA GANACHE (ITALIANO) The ganache is the queen of pastry creams. It is an emulsion of solid chocolate melted in cream sometimes with butter added. An emulsion is mixture of two liquids that would not normally mix, cream and chocolate in our case. That is to say, a mixture of two immiscible liquids. […]

Peanut Butter Mousse Crunch Cake

TORTA CROCCANTE AL BURRO DI ARACHIDI E CIOCCOLATO (ITALIANO) This Saturday we’ve have been invited for dinner by our friends Mario and Fabio, two friends from Milan, Italy who have lived in Sydney since 3 years now. Pizza will be the Queen of the night but I need to think about a dessert. What should […]

Traditional White Bread

PAN BAULETTO (ITALIANO) Soft and fragrant, excellent with salty or sweet toppings, the soft and fragrant white bread lends well to the preparation of toasts and sandwiches. Making it at home is really simple and in addition to having the guarantee of a fresh product, we will not be forced to smell the typical smell […]

Spaghetti alla Nerano

SPAGHETTI ALLA NERANO (ITALIANO) Campania is one of the most beautiful Italian regions and one of the most loved destinations by the world jet-set, especially for Australians. The absolute jewel of the region is the Amalfi Coast, a stretch of coast located south of the Sorrento Peninsula that overlooks the Gulf of Salerno and has […]


COME FARE I MACARON (ITALIANO) Macaron, Macaron, Macaron! The macaron are delicate cookies with a crunchy exterior and weightless interior. Colorful, can be filled with anything from frosting and salted caramel to lemon curd and chocolate ganache. They have conquered everyone’s heart becoming the spearhead of every pastry shop. The version we know today was […]


PAVLOVA (ITALIANO) There are plenty of tasty and fulfilling recipes you can bake. Also, there are many desserts which we don’t know the origin. Let’s talk about Pavlova. It has been a long standing battle between Australia and New Zealand as to who invented the pavlova. “The Oxford English Dictionary may have settled a long-running […]

Green Tea Biscotti

BISCOTTI DA TE’ (ITALIANO) Who doesn’t love tea and crunchy bikkies? In several posts I spoke about vary kind of pastry and their different structures based on use. When I want sweet and mouth-watering pastries, I choose the FROLLA MONTATA. It si so crunchy because of the high percentage of butter contained and it is […]


TIRAMISU (ITALIANO) Oh yeah! We decided to make our great timeless classic: Tiramisu’, the most famous Italian dessert in the world. Of course, as with any iconic dessert, there are a number of variations of the classic recipe. Some people like to sprinkle biscotti (biscuits) throughout the layers to add a bit of crunch; others […]


BRIOCHE (ITALIANO) Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, providing as it does sustenance and energy for whatever activities lay ahead. A soy cappuccino and some biscuits are all the food I can eat as soon as I wake up. In Italy I usually have cappuccino with a nice brioche. […]


PANCAKES (ITALIANO) EASY, FLUFFY PANCAKES! 🙂 Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but it is often underestimated because we don’t have much time for prepare it and also … who wants to cook something early in the morning? For most of us, it’s not that we don’t have time to make breakfast. […]

Pastiera Napoletana

LA PASTIERA NAPOLETANA (ITALIANO) I must recognize that the start of 2020 is a clear continuation of the negativity of 2019 but is going fast. We are already at Easter… This unusual Easter which has deprived us of love and people. Let me say that Pasquale and I are not Catholics but we like to […]

Homemade Tagliatelle

TAGLIATELLE FATTE IN CASA (ITALIANO) There is nothing better than homemade pasta and making a perfect fresh pasta dough is quite simple: just flour, eggs, a little bit of patience, and a good rolling pin. When making homemade pasta, you start with one recipe and you can make any shape pasta you choose, from this […]

Béarnaise sauce

SALSA BERNESE (ITALIANO) Béarnaise is a classic sauce made using the same technique as Hollandaise but with the addition of tarragon. Traditionally served with steak and chips, but try it spooned over poached eggs or spread over roast fish. You will love it! This sauce can be tricky to make but is well worth the […]

Lemon Meringue Tart

TARTE MERINGATA AL LIMONE (ITALIANO) Being in full swing of citrus season it only makes sense to make one of my favourite tarts ever: the lemon meringue tart. I love citrus fruits because contain vitamin C, reinforce the immune system and are a panacea for the mood. Energizing and refreshing the juicy blood oranges, mandarins, […]

Homemade Bread

PANE FATTO IN CASA (ITALIANO) Its use as a basic food dates back to the Egyptians, but its production was improved by the Romans, the first people who realized the importance of having to wait long times to obtain the leavening. Their ingenious and rudimentary introduction made the dough more digestible, since the fermentation of […]

Homemade Mayonnaise

HOMEMADE MAIONESE (ITALIANO) Hello guys, as you all know, we are chefs and because of this we try to make everything we can think about it at home. In this post I want to talk about the homemade mayonnaise. The homemade mayo is quick and easy to prepare and tastes fantastic served with many dishes: […]

Lemon Tea Cookies

BISCOTTI AL LIMONE (ITALIANO) Shortbread, frolla, cookies, ladyfingers, grinders. The fresh smell of butter, the fragrance and the crunchiness under the teeth. The biscuits to be drenched in milk or to accompany an afternoon herbal tea are a pleasure. Making cookies is one of my favorite way to spend time. Soft and fluffy biscuits with […]

Basil Pesto

PESTO DI BASILICO (ITALIANO) In this post I want to talk about an aromatic plant as simple as it is complex, one of my favorites and the one that can never be missing at home and in our kitchen: the Basil. What is it? The Basil is an annual herbaceous plant and is also one […]

Fuji Apple Cake

TORTA DI MELE FUJI (ITALIANO) If I had to think of a dessert that reminds my childhood, I would choose the apple cake without thinking twice. A classic one that is by no means trivial, which makes its simplicity a ‘weapon’ that conquers both young and old people. I think of my mother while she […]

Italian Focaccia

LA FOCACCIA (ITALIANO) ‘What’ll we talk about?’ Well, food in the first place. But also sensations and memories, emotions. We all have memories related to what we eat daily: our mother who prepares our birthday cake, the first time we prepared the cookies; or when we went to live alone and we found out that […]