Brussels sprouts with walnuts and gorgonzola

I had never heard about brussels sprouts until I moved to Parma in my 20’s. A friend’s mum came over to visit, and she had with her this bag full of small green balls. I was intrigued. I took one of those mysterious greens, hoping that it would disclose to...

Cauliflower pancakes

  We call them frittelle or zeppole. And they are the typical street food from Southern Italy. You can find all sorts: with seaweed, pumpkin flowers, whitebait… you name it, we make it! And we love them. Cauliflower pancakes (frittelle di cavolfiore) were...

Broccoli sauted with garlic and chili

Raise the hand who loves broccoli. I don’t see many hands in the air! And why? Broccoli are delicious. Not convinced? Maybe because you have never tried broccoli sauted with garlic and chili. I should really make a video of my 7 year old daughter eating...

Artusi’s cauliflower frittata

In his book “The science of cooking and the art of fine eating” (the link is NOT an affiliate), Pellegrino Artusi labelled the cauliflower “the most tasteless of all greenery“. Some people agree with this affirmation, others do not. Certainly,...

Carrots with lemon sauce and parsley

It is hard to make children eating carrots. Many, including me, complains that they are too sweet. And certainly boiling or steaming them doesn’t help the situation. However sometimes you just need a little trick to make the carrots taste like 1 million dollars....
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