Would you like a cup of coffee?
Jul20

Would you like a cup of coffee?

Everything you need to know about Italian coffee: the vast diversity of this beverage and its legendary history: about a battle of the religions and a Pope with a sweet tooth…

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A World Full of Pasta!
Jun07

A World Full of Pasta!

Italy is appreciated throughout the world because of the quality of its food and it being the native country of a series of simple but irresistible delicacies: pizza, icecream, pasta… We are not talking about stereotypes, these dishes represent an essential part of an Italian’s diet and their use in cooking follows rules which seem obvious to the Italians – but are not for the rest of the world!

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Cooking during quarantine: milk torrijas
Apr27

Cooking during quarantine: milk torrijas

We find ourselves in very unusual times: as we know, because of coronavirus, quarantine continues. So, despite the arrival of spring and Easter festivities, we have to conduct ourselves responsibly and stay home. Just yesterday, Easter Sunday, I was thinking about happy moments from my Erasmus period in Seville, back in 2017; a time when everyday life flowed normally and we were free to go out, travel and explore the whole world whilst coming into contact with other cultures. Remembering the past, I decided to spend my afternoon cooking milk torrijas, a traditional Spanish recipe of the Easter period.

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Brussels’ cultural and culinary attractions
Mar27

Brussels’ cultural and culinary attractions

In my last article, I presented some of Brussels’ hotspots that you must see. But if you get to spend several days in Brussels, it’s worthwhile to have a closer look at some of the districts the city has to offer.

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Cooking with grandma: Bicerin, a chocolate liqueur
Dec03

Cooking with grandma: Bicerin, a chocolate liqueur

In this episode of “Cooking with Grandma” you’ll learn how to prepare Bicerin, with chocolate being the main ingredient.

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Cooking with grandma (Italy): Piedmontese appetizer
Oct07

Cooking with grandma (Italy): Piedmontese appetizer

As suggested by its name, the Piedmontese appetizer is a speciality of the cuisine of Piedmont whose origins are rooted in the ancient farming traditions. It is usually prepared at the end of the summer, that is, a period of the year when the family garden offers a great abundance of vegetables that will be saved for the winter.
Would you like to learn how to prepare it? I’ll share with you my family’s traditional recipe. However, there are many different variations of it, which means you can add other vegetables or replace some with different ones (such as fennel or zucchini) at your will.

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Feria de Abril, an expression of Sevilla at its finest
Apr29

Feria de Abril, an expression of Sevilla at its finest

Every year, two weeks after Easter, the Andalusian capital city hosts the long-awaited Feria de Abril (The Festival of April), a dynamic festival in which cultural, musical and culinary traditions are the real protagonists. A unique opportunity for everyone to immerse themselves into the Andalusian lifestyle and traditions. This year the festival will take place between the 4th and 11th of May.

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Chocolate eggs and doves – Easter in Italy
Apr01

Chocolate eggs and doves – Easter in Italy

People are preparing to celebrate Easter all over the world. Let’s see what is happening in Italy.

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Cooking with grandma (Italy): pasta alla carbonara
Dec18

Cooking with grandma (Italy): pasta alla carbonara

Today in “Cooking with grandma”, I’m going to show you how to make a famous Italian recipe born in Lazio, a region of Rome: pasta with “carbonara” sauce.

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Cooking with grandma (Spain): Potato Omelet
Sep20

Cooking with grandma (Spain): Potato Omelet

In this episode of “Cooking with Grandma” we’ll show you how to cook the famous ‘Tortilla de Patata’ (potato omelet), also known as Spanish omelet.

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