Quick Frittata – fast and simple!

One of the first recipes I practiced back when I was a kid was frittata. Or rather eggs, first as scrambled (cause it was the easies, I was told) working my way up to poached – which by the way, still give me trouble at times. But frittatas to me are the absolute easiest. Not…

Easiest Focaccia – no kneading!

If you follow my stories on Instagram, by now you should know I’ve been quite the avid focaccia baker in the past few months. And by that I mean I’ve been trying to perfect a recipe and that meant making it at least once or twice a week – not that I’m complaining. I now…

Easy Appetizer: Sausage & Cheese Bruschetta

In Tuscany, the region in Italy where my mom is from, there are a few staple appetizers that you’re most likely to see at a dinner table: crostini neri, bruschette, formaggi e affettati – those will almost never fail to appear. Crostini neri are a full on tradition and they’re the Italian version of jewish…

Time flies

Woah. I cannot believe I’ve been living here for over a year now. Time has gone by so fast, things have changed, so much has happened since March 2017, it would probably take a whole day to write it all down. I’m happy here, it definitely feels like a home far away from home. I…

The best rib is the juiciest rib!

And these are all juicy. One of the perks of living in NYC is you can find food literally from all over the world, and from all over the county. That means BBQ galore (and many other things, but let’s focus on this for now). But there are days where I just don’t feel like…

Craving fish? These delicious tuna cakes are exactly what you need!

Before moving to New York I had no idea tuna cakes were something somewhat unknown. My fiancé had had fish cakes before, but never with tuna. These are very similar to meatballs as far as texture (crispy on the outside, nice and juicy on the inside), and have a lovely – but not overwhelming –…

Tagliatelle with saffron: easy recipe!

There are certain dishes that bring you back to your childhood, and just smelling them makes you feel extremely nostalgic. This dish is one of those. Let me start by saying how easy it is to make: all you need is some kind of pasta (I recommend using fresh egg noodles, like this tagliatelle I…

Wang Jiao: authentic Chinese food in Milan, Italy

If you’ve read my About page, you should already know I grew up in Milan, Italy. Whenever I’m back here I find myself weirdly craving Chinese food from a spot that has become a staple among my friends and I. Is it weird I don’t really crave Italian food? Anyways… Although the restaurant has different…

Pumpkin Risotto: easy step by step recipe

Some dishes are pure comfort to me. Risotto is one of them. One of the reasons why I love it so much is how versatile it is, as you can make it with so many different ingredients. From a simple saffron risotto (aka “risotto alla milanese”) to a more sophisticated asparagus risotto, there are some…

Best Cubanos in Nolita

There’s a little joint in the heart of Nolita where you can savor delicious Cubanos and Elote. This precious gem is Café Habana, located on 17 Prince St., a short walk from the B, D, F and M train at Broadway/Lafayette St. The café (where you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner) is inspired by a storied…

The Adventure Begins…

Have you ever thought of moving to another Country? Have you ever felt home somewhere you weren’t born or didn’t grow up in? If the answer is yes, then you should definitely stay tuned, because I’m making a move and it’s a big one. I’m 31 years old, I was born in Indonesia, raised in Italy…