Hello my dear readers,
I know I’m late with my usual posts but before starting to dig into it, I need your help.
Who followed me in the last months, noticed that beside my words and quotes of positivity and inspiration, I have structured my blog in a few kind of posts:
- Discovering our food – where I try to cover different ingredients from our rich cuisine, their origins, ambients & needs, their use in our kitchens and their benefits in our daily life.
- Discovering our world – where I try to reveal our world one city at a time. I always try to correlate the place with the ingredient that we have discovered in the previous post.
- My super easy, fast yet very delicious recipes, sometimes first courses, especially lots of pasta, meat, fish, veggies, and of course some desserts.
So basically I take one ingredient, usually a seasonal one, then I dig into its origins, how is cultivated, its benefits, then I continue with discovering a place related with the specific ingredient and I finish with an easy recipe related to the same ingredient.
I would love to know your opinion, what do you think of these posts?
Do you find them interesting? Useful?
Do you enjoy discovering more about our food and our world?
Have you tried any of my recipes?
Do you think these posts are too long or too short?
What would you like to know more about our food or about our world?
Or any topic on which should I concentrate more?
This community is so awesome and I’m so proud to be part of it, and would be great if you could let me know your opinion in the comments below.
I do enjoy blogging and I just want to be useful to all of you, as I really appreciate the time that each one of you take to visit and read my blog, and interact, and I’m really grateful for all your support so far. I couldn’t have make it so far without you all!
For my new readers, or if you missed my posts, in 2019 we have discovered:
- The basil, we have travelled to Genoa, Italy, the city where pesto was borne, and we enjoyed a super delicious first course Trofie with pesto alla Genovese
- Tomatoes, we have discovered Sicily, the first Italian region that knew the tomato plant, and we have enjoyed 3 types of super delicious Bruschette with tomatoes
- Watermelon, the perfect summer refreshing fruit, we have discovered province of Gānsù in China, which is in the first place for the production of watermelon, and we have enjoyed a refreshing watermelon cocktail
- Zucchini, a versatile ingredient of our kitchens, we have travelled to Veneto, Italy, one of the largest producers of zucchini and we have discovered Padua, my almost backyard, where we have enjoyed fast, easy and healthy zucchini au gratin
- Parsley, a very common herb that we use almost every day, we have discovered Venice, Italy, a romantic seaside city where traditional dishes are mainly based on fish and parsley goes pretty well with it and we have enjoyed folpetti alla veneziana
- Eggplants, widely used in the cuisine of many countries around the world, and we have discovered Kolkata, also known as Calcutta, the capital of the West Bengal, India, the second largest producer of eggplants after China, and we have enjoyed one of my childhood favourite food eggplant dip
- Grapes, lovely to be eaten as they are or drinking their delicious wine, we have travelled to Toscana or Tuscany, one of the Italian regions that produces high quality wines and we have enjoyed grapes cake that thought to be muffins instead
- Cauliflower, and we have traveled to California, the Golden State and we have discovered its amazing culinary experiences and my cauliflower au gratin
- Beans, one of the most consumed foods in the world and we have discovered Myanmar, the second country on earth that produces dry beans after India, and I’ve shared a new way of eating the beans in sauce
- Rosemary, a pretty aromatic herb, we have travelled to Athens, the place where all started in Europe: philosophy, art, history, politics and democracy and we have enjoyed rosemary roasted sweet potatoes
- Mushrooms, popular around the world due to their versatility as well as their meat-like heft and texture, we have travelled to Torino or Turin in Piedmont, Italy, and we have enjoyed a super delicious and creamy polenta with mushrooms
- Kiwi, a very important fruit for strengthening the immune system, having high content of Vitamin C, we have discovered Verona, Italy, known to most of us for the dramatic love story of Shakespearean Romeo and Juliet, and we have enjoyed a super easy and healthy breakfast with kiwi and chia pudding and coconut milk
- Brussels sprouts, the miniature cabbage, but that contain substances that help maintain the health and well-being of our body, we have of course discovered Brussels and we have enjoyed my roasted Brussels sprouts
- Pumpkin, or the so called Jack O’ Lantern that you all know, we have discovered Mantova or Mantua, Italy, where for centuries the pumpkin has been cultivated and consumed and we have warmed our souls with my super velvety pumpkin cream soup
- Marjoram, a very delicate aromatic herb, we have discovered Provence, region of southeast France, and we have enjoyed my Italian mushrooms risotto
- Apples, our classic fruit, we have travelled to Trentino-Alto Adige in Italy, as its apples are known throughout Europe as a quality local product and we have enjoyed my super easy apple crumble pie
- Beetroot, a not very common but very interesting vegetable, we have discovered Munich, Germany and we have enjoyed a healthy beetroot and feta cheese salad
- Sage, a very aromatic herb, with a lot of benefits: antiseptic, digestive and calming effects, we have discovered Dalmatia, no, not the dog 🐶 and we have enjoyed porcini mushrooms ravioli with butter and sage sauce
- Potatoes, my absolute favourite, we have travelled to Lake Titicaca, located on the border of Bolivia and Peru, often called the “highest navigable lake” in the world, and we have enjoyed a warm baby octopus and potato salad
- Oranges, my absolute Christmas fruit, we have discovered São Paulo, the biggest orange producer region in Brazil, and we’ve enjoyed my soft almond and orange cookies
And the discovering process is only at the beginning 😉
Join me and let’s discover more about our food and amazing world!
Would love to know your opinion!
Thank you again for all your support! I’m really grateful!
Wish you a wonderful day!