A Queen In The Kitchen – Estate Italiana: FICO Eataly World (Bologna)

FICO, acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Contadina (Italian Peasant Factory) and literally fig or cool! (Italian expression), is THE WORLD’S LARGEST AGRI-FOOD PARK in beautiful Bologna (Emilia-Romagna) 100.000 square meters of authentic Italian agri-food related stuff including : shops and marketplace 40 eating points 40 farming factories 6 multimedia carousels 6 classrooms theater and cinema 2 hectares […]

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Montasio Cheese DOP

Taking advantage of the Montasio cheese my mom sent me for Christmas, I made a delicious FRICO WITH POTATOES. Frico is a traditional dish from the Friuli Region (North- East of Italy), a very simple dish made with shredded Montasio cheese, potatoes and onion. Montasio cheese is made with cow’s milk, it is produced wheel-shaped […]

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Mocetta (Italian Dried Meat)

Today in LA feels like a perfect summer day, so what could be better than a plate of Mocetta? Mocetta is a traditional dried meat from the Valle d’Aosta Region (Italy) and can be done with any types of meat. The world mocetta in valdostano dialect means piece of dried meat. The Mocetta can be […]

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Nonna Nanda’s Ragu’ alla Bolognese

“Ragu” is the traditional italian meat-based  tomato sauce, commonly served with pasta and used for preparing “Lasagne alla Bolognese”.It tastes even better when made one day ahead. Ingredients: 1 little onion finely chopped 1 little carrot finely chopped 1 little celery stalk finely chopped 5 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoon of butter […]

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