#ItalianFlavors :: A weekend in Trento traveling + cooking

The spirited venison fillet by Chef Orsola Ciriello Kogan. In the kitchen of Palazzo Roccabruna, Trento | Photo: ©ValentinaAffusto
The spirited venison fillet by Chef Orsola Ciriello Kogan, Trento | Photo: ©ValentinaAffusto

Thanks to the Istituto di Tutela Grappa del Trentino (Institute for the protection of Grappa of Trentino), and AIFB (Italian Association of Food Bloggers, of which I am a member), I‚Äôm back from a wonderful trip to Trento where the Institute organized a Food Contest dedicated to cooking with local grappas: La Grappa del Trentino nel piatto. Continue reading #ItalianFlavors :: A weekend in Trento traveling + cooking

#ItalianFlavors :: The Broccoletti Meditation (with recipe)

Have you ever heard of ‚ÄúFriarielli‚ÄĚ? The tender tips of broccoli rabe? #AppetibilisMoment

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Broccoletti ©OrsolaCirielloKogan Broccoletti ©OrsolaCirielloKogan

This year I chose to keep my new year resolutions as basic as possible: rise early, meditate and eat healthy(ish). Hoping to be persistent and thinking that I could always add up to the list ūüėé

Best tip? ‚ÄúStart easy. I‚Äôve learned to put my lofty goals aside and start with the easy-peasy‚ÄĚ ~Christian Allaire

[1] Rising early? It‚Äôs doable. [2] Eating healthy(ish)? So far so good. [3] Being consistent with meditation? Oops. ūüė≥

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Food Styling :: Twirling Spaghetti @ Attico7

‚ÄúThere is absolutely no substitute for the best. Good food cannot be made of inferior ingredients masked with high flavor. It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing.‚ÄĚ ~James Beard Continue reading Food Styling :: Twirling Spaghetti @ Attico7

#Hasselblad500C Collection :: By the Irtysh River (Siberia)

“The river itself portrays humanity precisely, with its tortuous windings, its accumulation of driftwood, its unsuspected depths, and its crystalline shallows, singing in the Summer sun.”
~ Myrtle Reed

Dreaming of a Swedish Christmas

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In the highlight of Swedish Christmas, on the 24th of December, friends and families are celebrating … waiting for Santa to knock at the door with his sack of presents.
Just as “la Vigilia di Natale” in the south of Italy where, while waiting for Santa, we also eat, drink and celebrate.
(The same applies for New Year Eve).

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Fettuccine senza glutine :: #GF Tasting Notes

Gluten free fresh fettuccine | Photo ©OCKstyle

It may seem taken for granted for Italians to expect pasta to be ‚Äúal dente‚ÄĚ, but when we deal with gluten-free dishes, ‚Äúal dente‚ÄĚ is not that ‚Äúobvious‚ÄĚ any more…

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√ą noto che gli italiani si aspettino che la pasta sia al dente, ma quando questa √® senza glutine non √® poi cosi ovvio, specialmente se fatta in casa.

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√ą da un bel po‚Äô che testo ricette ma a dire il vero non mi sono mai avventurata nel campo della pasta fresca senza glutine. Da quando sono passata alla dieta senza glutine non mangio quasi mai la pasta, non sono ancora riuscita a trovare una marca che mi piaccia veramente.

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#ChefsNight :: Scents and Flavours of Dalarna (Sweden) in Rome


#ChefsNight :: A Roma i ‚ÄúSapori e profumi della Dalecarlia‚ÄĚ Svezia #appetibilis #travelbites

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Chefs-Night-Roma ©OCKstyle Chefs Night :: 19 ottobre 2017 Ambasciata di Svezia
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I’m always enthusiastic about new things, especially when they are food related. So when I got the invitation from The Swedish Embassy in Rome and my friend Chef Görgen Tidén I’ve been counting the days to open a window on the Swedish cuisine and to try their food.

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