La Cucina

I think I’m a pretty good cook and devour anything with a hint of chilli & spice. It has taken 5 years for my palette to become accustomed to the blandness of Italian food.  A staple diet consisting of tomato, mushroom, ham, cream, oil and rosemary…oh yeah, and lashings of salt.. there are about a zillion recipes that have apparently been passed down for the last million years.  Every Italian nonna has a century old recipe book waiting to be discovered.

Here is my shot at attempting to cook what is commonly known as one of the world’s best cuisines! Wish me luck!


6 responses to “La Cucina

  1. unavitaazigzag

    April 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Ever made an attempt to/ true ‘risotto alla milanese’ with ‘ossi buchi’ and ‘gremolata’, accompanied by a good dry red ‘Bonarda’ or ‘Inferno’ wine? (I didn’t make use of my dialect in order not to make things even more difficult…)

    • Tea&Biscotti

      April 28, 2012 at 9:47 am

      I cant say that I have. To be honest, my husband is the cook of the house and he makes the best asparagus risotto ever!! Lucky me that its currently Asparagus season! 🙂 I will mention this to him and ask him to cook it for me one day. Thanks for the tip!

      • dutchgoesitalian

        June 12, 2012 at 11:34 am

        Hi, I discovered your blog via “Sharing My Italy…The Blog” and I’m happy I did. Nice blog you have :)! And are we lucky that we found an Italian man who cooks for us 😉 Where do you live in Italy??

      • Tea&Biscotti

        June 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm

        Ah thank you so much for your lovely comment – yes, extremely lucky indeed although im sure my waist line would disagree! 🙂 We live in London actually but aspire to live in Italy one day in the future – my husband longs for the day when he can sit in the sun, eating gelato and drinking Aperol spritz! Doesnt sound bad to me either.. x

  2. unavitaazigzag

    April 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Kelly Ann, (are these your two names, aren’t they?) as a matter of fact if he is the official cook ;o), and most likely he is Venetian or just from Veneto, he can cook great, yet not all that unwealthy, dishes the Venetian or Veneto way ;o).

  3. unavitaazigzag

    June 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    If you learn to use well MedIterralian ;o) food, cuisine & beverage (I can explain), with just a bit of Japanese and Icelandish, you can even slim, not put on weight…


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