You may travel everywhere and even live happy in a foreign Country, but sometimes it is good to go back home (even back to your parent’s home) and enjoy the best Mediterranean Cooking ever!!!!
– Rosmarina fish balls
– Homegrown chicken
– country red wine
– pitta bread
love to stay here @Roggiano Gravina in Calabria. Italy!!!
Last Saturday we’ve got friends for dinner. Then we decide to prepare an Italian dinner.
– Bruschette (roasted bread) with olive oil and oregano.
– Pinzimonio: fresh carrots and fennel with olive oil and balsamic winegar
– Caprese salad: tomatoes, buffalo Mozzarella cheese and basil
– De Cecco/ Di Filippo Pasta with tomato and mushroom dressing completed with Parmesan Cheese
– Backed Chiken with vegetables
– Chocolate and zucchini cake
– Veneto’s Prosecco as starter
– Puglia’s Primitivo for the rest of meal
Tonight it was time to praise myself with something warm.. Swiss Spätzli cooked with butter, ham and zucchini. Plus a spoon of piedmont wine (home production – my cousin).
And here it is
evening out of office, just the time for a quick visit to the local grocery store and then it was too late to prepare for a “serious” dinner. Luckily we still got some ham, eggs, parsley and cheese in our refrigerator. Just enough for a quick omelette.
Even better with a Spnish Rioja wine reserva 2006.
Yesterday evening we went to the city to have a spanish dinner. Then we went to Pablo Manso & Domingo Romero Tapas Bar in the city centre. Luckily we ordered paella mixta even prior to get in and we end up with a nice traditional spanish dish in a nice traditional swiss house 100mt from the Cathedral.
We just fought our way back home then, due to snow tempest then…
Today we decide to make use of some pre-cooked beans we got in our refrigerator, plus some special Gragnano Pasta Noodles. It’s just a variation of Italian “Pasta e Fagioli”.
Cook 300g of Gragnano Pasta. Separately cook 200g of beans into extra virgin olive oil and half onion; add 2 fresh tomatoes in pieces, one dry sweet pepper as powder, two spoons of Italian red wine (I use Garda one today) and coom for about 20 minutes. Mix the beans dressing with pasta (don’t cook pasta ti the end, leave it “al dente”) and leave it in the pot for about 8-10 minutes (away from heating).
And then… Eat it!
Yesterday evening I with my long lasting friends decided to have a dinner in our favourite Pub-Restaurant. it’s just behind my parents house, my own father used to go there as he was not yet married and I’ve been there countless times. I’ve also used it to part for my University graduation. Anyway it is still the best Pub in Milano and most likely the best for food quality and pricewise. The Gesa Vegia (old Church in Milano’s dialect) in Bovisa.
Its “bruschette” and sandwich types are countless, from “piccantissima”, to “gesa vegia”, “tartina”, “pancetta”…
It’s not also bad for meat and pasta. If you are in Milano, you have to try it….
Well homemade family production is always good… Sometime it is super! My cousin Settimio in Piedemont, he produces a dolcetto wine, just for our family consumption, which is better than any label I tried….
Yeah, my family in Calabria still produces wine. Just for our consumption… And this year production is relly too few. It tastes like honey, it’s good. Pity it will finish soon.
Today we spent the day @Konstanz. Once more, even if all shops were closed. No crowd. And we found a new interesting restaurant… German XL Burger! Ok no Cola, no Beer but a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon! Restaurant Dom; interesting to eat into an ex-church… Like @home in Mailand.
And then a walk around…