Ricotta and lemon cake

This lemon ricotta cake is so moist and so delicious, we are sure you are going to love it. It’s perfect for a healthy breakfast or as an after school snack for the children                (like ours :-)) who  already started school!

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Roasted peppers canapés

In pasta, with sausage and cheese, stuffed with rice or cuscus, or in a savoury cake, peppers bring the taste of sun and summer to your table.

After a short break, Ca’ Cucina opened again. At their shop they keep offering fresh vegetables delivered directly from Italy. This week we tried the fleshy red and yellow peppers to prepare these roasted pepper canapés.

Don’t forget that you can even eat at Ca’ Tavola Calda or buy your dinner at Ca’ Take away.

Ca’ Cucina’s restaurant, Take away and Shop (Rebekkavej 49, 2900 Hellerup).

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Terrano (red wine) granita

Terrano wine is cultivated in two European nations, Italy and Slovenia, but the soil is the same: the Carso. The Carso (Karst) is a plain situated above the Central European city of Trieste (in Friuli Venezia Giulia Region of northeastern Italy) and neighboring Slovenia.

Terrano is also known as “Blood of Carso” for its color. This red wine grape is grown on a peculiar bright red soil, beneath which exist thousands of sinkholes.

The combination of a fresh acidity and aromas of forest fruit, make this red wine perfect to prepare a scrumptious and refreshing granita.

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Cecina – chickpea flour pancake

The cecina or farinata is a traditional street food from the Tuscan Riviera and the Liguria region. People use to eat a slice of cecina in an open focaccia bread named “schiacciata” for a snack or a quick dinner.

This dish is especially popular in Livorno (Tuscany region) where it is called “5 e 5”, because in the past 1 cecina and 1 focaccia costed only 5 lire each.

 

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Cantaloupe melon and coppa charcuterie

The coppa and capocollo are two similar dry cured meat (salumi) made from the same part of the pork (shoulder and neck)  processed in different ways and produced in many different Italian regions. The most appreciated are the Coppa Piacentina (from Piacenza area, a city in  Emilia Romagna region) and Capocollo di Martina Franca (Puglia – Southern Italy).

The sweet taste and the pleasant and delicate scent make this cured meat suitable for starters, like the one we prepared this week: Cantaloupe melon paired with coppa piacentina (or alternatively with capocollo).

If you are in Denmark you can taste the Italian ripe and juicy melons paired with coppa at Ca’ Cucina  (Ca’Cucina’s restaurant and Take away, Rebekkavej 49, 2900 Hellerup). Remember Ca’ – cucina reopen August 2nd, as usual go there to buy fresh Italian fruit and vegetables or to enjoy a tasteful meal with a good glass of wine!

 

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Eggplant rolls (involtini di melanzane)

Even this week  at Ca’ Cucina  you can find a lot of fresh vegetables delivered directly from Italy: red and yellow peppers, San Marzano and cherry tomatoes, striated violet eggplants and much more… including juicy fruit.

We decided to prepared a recipe with striated eggplants, as they have a sweeter and less spongy flesh and a thinner skin than the conventional purple ones.

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You can decide not to cook this week and to take advantage of Ca’ Tavola Calda  or Take Away to taste these fresh vegetables ready to be served to your family or ready to be eaten at the restaurant.

Ca’ Cucina’s restaurant and Take away (Rebekkavej 49, 2900 Hellerup)

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Strawberry semifreddo

This semifreddo cake, as the name suggests, is a partially frozen cake. You don’t need to use any special equipment other than a fridge.

Follow the step-by step recipe to preparing this refreshing and creamy Italian dessert, by using locally grown strawberries which are still at their best in many countries.

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