• Nicoise salad with grilled tuna steak

    Whenever you order a salad Nicoise at the French riviera you will get a salad with canned tuna. The salad Nicoise has its origins here, so actually that’s the way it was meant to be. But as the French riviera lies along the same Mediterranean shores as countries like Greece and Lebanon, where they prefer …

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  • Pizza La Ca Bianca

    [singlepic id=64 w=240 h=180 float=left]Last month we stumbled on a typical Italian roadside restaurant in Emilia Romagna, La Ca Bianca. Of course they served pizza from their wood-fired oven as well. Next to the regular pizzas they served several white pizza’s (pizza bianche, without tomatoes). One of the pizzas on the list triggered my interest,┬ábecause …

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  • Winter in Borgomaro – Censin da Bea

    [singlepic id=56 w=192 h=144 float=left]When thinking about Italy, sunny beaches, castles in the Tuscan hills, lush vineyards, Chianti and pizza spring to mind. When visiting most people only see hordes of tourists, especially in summer. What delight winter can be. Even the in summer overcrowded Riviera dei Fiori, riviera of flowers, is a tranquil place …

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  • Crusty Italian almond cookies!

    I published an almond cookie recipe here before, but I couldn’t leave you out of this one! These cookies are heavenly and delicious! They take a little bit more time to make, but it’s worth the effort. Ingredients:[singlepic id=52 w=320 h=240 float=left] 100 gram (3.5 oz.) grounded almonds 50 gram (1.7 oz.) grated almonds 4 …

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