Fuzi are the most popular and the most traditional Istrian type of pasta. They are served for holidays and on various special occasions since ancient times. This pasta goes excellent with beef or game sauce, chicken, wild asparagus, mushrooms and prosciutto but my absolute favorite are the truffles.
I have travelled to Italy many times before, although mostly northern Italy because I lived very close. I’ve been so many times to Trieste and Venice. I also travelled to Florence, Padova, Bologna, not to mention ski resorts. But in Rome I felt the true Italy, the charming Italy that you read about, the romantic Italy that you see in the movies, the busy streets, the smell of pizza, the sunny piazzas (squares), tasty canneloni and delicious gelato.
Here on the Mediterranean unexpected guests, friends and neighbours stopping by to your house just to say hi, without notice, is very common. It' s good to be prepared for this kind of situations and always have a little something in your kitchen that you can offer to your guests.
Recently we visited Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the oldest European centres. It's located along the Douro river estuary in northern part of the country and it's best known for it's delicious wine of the same name that's been produced only in this region.
Queen Bolete is highly prized mushroom in the family Boletaceae. It's also known as Boletus Aereus, Dark Cep or Bronze Bolete.
In my previous post about making wine we finished with the harvest, crushed the grapes and put everything in barrels. I'll write about two methods of fermentation: classic and cold fermentation.
It's an extremely hot Saturday! I went to have coffee this morning with my sister and a friend and I had a small brunch in a coffee shop...a bean vege burger. I expected more, but it was ok. And tonight another friend invited us to go out, to eat some pizza around 19h. So I …
This is the second post on wine making. It's about preparation, harvesting and what needs to be done on the day of the harvest.
September is the start of wine making process, I'll start with a series of posts about this topic. The first challenge is to pick the best time to harvest grapes.
One day last year my sister and I suddenly decided to spent a night on the boat. It was weekend, a sunny hot Saturday so we agreed to go after lunch. Two girls on a sailboat. After swimming and some driving around Rasa estuary we anchored in a small bay. We drank some wine, cooked …