Easter pie, torta pasqualina

The torta pasqualina is a traditional pie from Liguria, a wonderful region by the sea in North-west Italy. This pie is made during Easter time when the days are getting warmer and sunnier, and people enjoy having pic-nics outside bringing their home-made food to share with friends.

We will show you how to make this pie either with home made puff pastry or with ready-made puff pastry.

If you are going to spend your Easter holiday in Liguria, take a look here.

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Stuffed courgette rolls and tuna mousse crostini

This is the most delicious tuna mousse we’ve ever tasted. My aunt uses to prepare it during every family reunion, welcoming her guests with a tuna mousse crostino and a glass of chilled Prosecco. If you are planning an Apéro with your friends, you can also prepare our stuffed courgette rolls, they are healthy and your guests will love it.

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New Year’s Eve cocktails

In Italy, it is very common to await the arrival of the New Year gathering with friends around a dining table. There is no better occasion than the New Year’s Eve party for giving vent to your creativity by preparing a fizzy and twinkling cocktail!

If you want to pair them with some appetizers, try the followings: bruschette, grilled polenta with baccala mantecato, scallops au gratin, focaccia barese.

Enjoy!

…and now we just have to wish you a sparkling 2017!

 

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Scallops au gratin

Breaking news: Eataly is now open in Copenhagen!

Scallops (called Capesante in Italian or Kammuslinger in Danish) is a mouth watering dish, perfect for a special dinner and for special guests. If you are not confident cooking seafood, this gratin is the most simple and delicious way to prepare fresh scallops.

Give it a try soon, enjoy!

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Focaccia barese

Hi everyone, hope all is well and you are enjoying these beautiful sunny days.
Today we made this typical Italian bread, the focaccia Barese. But we upgraded it a bit by stuffing each small focaccia with mozzarella and fresh basil and by dipping them in aioli sauce or tomatoes pesto, as a finger food.

We added a touch of originality using whole tomatoes on the top, believe it or not, grown in our Danish garden!

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Look here for more info about focaccia.

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Hugo Spritz and Tomato Appetizers

It’s with a hint of nostalgia that we publish our new post…but we couldn’t not to share with you the recipe of Hugo Spritz, the aperitif that  we’ve been sipping, together with good friends, by the sea, during our hot Italian summer.

Since the weather in Denmark seems to be promising for the next days, why don’t try it out, accompanied by fresh and healthy cherry tomatoes?

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Bruschetta

Another classic of the summer time in Italy: the bruschetta. To make a bruschetta you need some excellent ingredients (extra virgin olive oil, ripe tomatoes and herbs) and a bit of fantasy. We propose three types: tomatoes, caprese and artichokes bruschetta. 

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