#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’m 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 “Friarielli”? The tender tips of broccoli rabe? #AppetibilisMoment

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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 ğŸ˜Ž

Best tip? “Start easy. I’ve learned to put my lofty goals aside and start with the easy-peasy” ~Christian Allaire

[1] Rising early? It’s doable. [2] Eating healthy(ish)? So far so good. [3] Being consistent with meditation? Oops. 😳

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Food Styling :: Twirling Spaghetti @ Attico7

“There 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.” ~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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#ChefsNight :: Scents and Flavours of Dalarna (Sweden) in Rome

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#ChefsNight :: A Roma i “Sapori e profumi della Dalecarlia” 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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