Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake

Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake Originally from Tuscany, this recipe is a favourite of our Nonna and always puts a smile on her face when we make it for her. We remember her telling us stories of how she would grind the chestnuts into flour to make this cake on the farm in Italy when she was young and this is our version of the … Continue reading Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake

Passionate Penne all’Arrabbiata

Passionate Penne all’Arrabbiata As all Italians have that fiery side to them, this recipe is to celebrate the passion and love of all Italians. Passionate Penne all’Arrabbiata (arrabbiata meaning angry) – is the spicy favourite of Italian cuisine which is hot, quick to make, with a great depth of flavour. Sure to fire up the kitchen and the bedroom ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ingredients 500g Penne pasta Extra … Continue reading Passionate Penne all’Arrabbiata

Ravishing Risotto Verde

Ravishing Risotto Verde This green risotto is not only healthy, fresh and extremely tasty but looks stunningly beautiful and classy just like Italians, very pleasing on the eyes and palate! Ingredients Extra virgin olive oilย  75g Butter 1 Onion, finely diced 1 Celeryย stick, finely diced 400g Risotto Arborio riceย  250ml Italian white wineย  1 Litre vegetable stock hot 100g Spinach 30g Fresh basil leaves 75g … Continue reading Ravishing Risotto Verde

Saucy Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Saucy Spaghetti alla Puttanesca Whore’s pasta as it is usually described in English. We love to hear the many different stories behind this recipe, but this story is our favourite.ย “Puttanesca” literally translates to “in the style of prostitutes,” supposedly because the pungent aromas of garlic, anchovies, capers, and olives tossed with pasta were how Neapolitan prostitutes would lead customers to their doors back in the … Continue reading Saucy Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Alberti’s Arancini Golden Italian Balls

Alberti’s Arancini Golden Italian Balls Everyone loves our Golden Italian Balls ๐Ÿ˜‰ When you have left over risotto this is the perfect recipe to make. Crispy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. Big, Juicy and the perfect Golden Italian Balls to snack on. Ingredients 100g butter Extra virgin olive oil 6 Shallots, finely chopped 500g Risotto arborio rice 200ml dry Italian … Continue reading Alberti’s Arancini Golden Italian Balls