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Steamed Potato Salad with Beetroot Dressing

Once again we’re in the middle of a summer heatwave. It’s been 40 degrees here for the last few days so we need some refreshing salads to cool down. 234 more words

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Tuscan Recipe- Panzanella Bread Salad

Bread salad? Yes.

I wonder if people coming to Florence or other destinations in Tuscany realize what Tuscan cuisine is and what it isn’t.

Tuscan cuisine is a complex yet simple beast. 885 more words


Leek, Broccoli and Sundried Tomato Risotto

It’s no secret I love Italian food and I don’t just mean pizza and pasta, there’s a whole lot more to this mediterranean neighbour´s fare. Risotto is a great staple and is totally versatile as you can change the veg according to season, personal preference and / or whatever’s in your fridge. 199 more words

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Bacon and mushrooms spätzle gratin recipe

INGREDIENTS (for 4 people):
  • 500 gr spätzle
  • 15 gr trumpette de la mort dried
  • 50 gr diced bacon
  • 125 ml cream
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100 gr grated parmesan…
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Tagliatelle with black trumpet mushrooms recipe

We recently discovered a delicious yet rather under-rated mushroom, the black trumpet (or trompette de la mort). When dried, it acquires some black truffles notes. Here we used it to give a distinctive flavour to… 125 more words


Salad of Duck

Salad of Duck Carpaccio and Duck Leg Rillette

Sunchoke Cream ~ Pomegranate ~ Figs

Fig Glaze

A rich satisfying start to an elegant evening.
The thinly sliced duck breast carpaccio… 82 more words

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Pasta with courgettes Recipe

A summery pasta with fresh seasonal veggy: courgettes and their flowers

INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings)
  • 180gr pasta (long shape, like maccheroni)
  • 4 small courgettes
  • 4  courgette flowers…
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