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Pesto Gnocchi

A soft little ball of potatoes! Gnocchi is a really popular Italian dish and it has been possible only after America was discovered and potatoes were imported to Europe. Before that there was already something similar, a piece of dough in a round shape, but the recipe reached its perfection with the use of potatoes. […]

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Spaghetti al Pomodoro

An Italian classic, growing up I had them all the time. My mom has always been a big worker and making spaghetti al pomodoro was fast, easy and a guarantee success with the tree of us. We use to harvest the tomatoes around the end of July and make enough sauce for the all year. […]

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Vin Brule´

Halloween is the absolute perfect day to start the Vin Brule´ season. This hot spiced wine is very typical in the North of Italy, we grew up really closed to the Alps and on a skiing Sunday Vin Brule´ is a must! I really suffer the cold weather, it happened to me more than ones […]

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Homemade Cicatelli Pasta

  Here we go with the last post from my Italian vacation of last August. The day before I left we decided to make Grandma Rosa signature pasta, it’s called Cicatelli and is made only with organic flour, lukewarm water and a pinch of salt. So simple and so delicious! She has been making this […]

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No Sugar Jam

It was my first time ever making homemade jam. My dad went to the fruit garden and picked a lot of apples and plums, when you don’t use any pesticide is always a race between you and other animals for who get the fruit first. It is a little bit of a pain but honestly […]

Fried Zucchini Blossom

The summer flew by even faster than usual; I heard that it’s what happen when having a good time. I just got back from my ten days Italian vacation and for that I have to thank my husband Roberto, who stayed here in LA to run the chocolate shop all by himself. My parents have […]

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Stuffed Zucchini

It all started the other morning when our friend Catherine (she has an office right upstairs from our chocolate shop), surprised us with fresh herbs from her garden. I’m an herbs enthusiast and I use them to cook everything. This week was stuffed zucchini time and the herb gives a unique personality to the dish. […]