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Beyond boundaries: cat’s tongue cookies

I dedicate this post to Her Majesty and not because she is my daughter but because she is that person in my life who pushes me to step out of my comfort zone and experience situations that otherwise I would never put myself … Continue reading

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Doing it my way: Strawberry and Pastry Cream Puffs

I have a set of rules I try to live by every day. One of them is never to judge others and stay away from judgmental people as much as I try to avoid contagious diseases. I like to live my … Continue reading

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When the kitchen calls your name: Ricotta and Edamame Flan

4 Servings Hello there! Hope you had a great summer. We had a lovely time in Italy and Corsica (France). This year I decided it was time for Her Majesty (who is 9) to start getting to know my hometown … Continue reading

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Going against the “season trend”: Cremini Mushroom Soup for TDPC

The Dinner Party Collective’s Winter Menu is finally out and it looks amazing! At the beginning of this social roller-coaster, I asked our lovely Chief Editor Margot to be given a chance to play my first food round in the … Continue reading

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Introducing TDPC – Francesca

Originally posted on The Dinner Party Collective:
Hello everyone! My name is Francesca and I think I can be considered a very late bloomer in the kitchen. Until a few years ago, my interests and passions lied in anything but food: career,…

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When conversations get surreal: potato and saffron soup with pancetta croutons

A couple of days ago Stefano was getting ready to go to work and he told me that I must have done something wrong with the laundry because his pants felt tighter. Now, you can tell me anything (because any … Continue reading

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When celebrity chefs feel the need to reinvent the wheel: Carlo Cracco and his infamous garlicky Amatriciana

Last month, the Italian culinary world has been shocked by the Amatriciana recipe suggested by one of our superstar chefs: Carlo Cracco. While attending an Italian TV show, the famous chef listed a garlic clover as one of the ingredients … Continue reading

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Those little “goodfellas”: Brussels Sprouts and Hot Sausage Tortiglioni…

2 Servings Brussels sprouts are not very popular in my country and they certainly weren’t on my family’s table. I don’t think I can recollect one time that I ate them in my house or anywhere else in Italy. Things … Continue reading

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Have I been chopped? Speck, Pea Shoots and Marsala Meatballs

Don’t you get tired to always cook the same dishes? During the last years, I have mastered some recipes that have become my signature dishes. I always have the essential ingredients for them in my refrigerator and I can cook them with my … Continue reading

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There are witches in the air: purple cauliflower soup

2 Servings Looking at Her Majesty’s Halloween menu, I had the impression that something was missing. What was it? We had the bats and the skeleton and the ghost … so? But some witches of course! Over the last few … Continue reading

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