Tag Archives: Italy

Italian Amaretti Cookies

December 26, 2016

These Italian amaretti cookies have a crunchy crust and a chewy center. I love to eat this Italian classic year round, especially when served with a cup of “Melange”, the most famous Viennese coffee with lots of milk foam on top. I prefer these cookies with a chewy center but feel free to bake them a little longer to get a crunchy cookie all the way. Store them in an… continue reading »

Stovetop Veggie Frittata

September 21, 2016

If I need a quick lunch or dinner, I make frittata. If I have to empty out the fridge, I make frittata. If I don’t know what to cook, I make frittata. As you can notice, there is a pattern here. I make frittatas a lot. Not only is it a very easy and quick dish to make, but you can use whatever veggies you have on hand. Since I… continue reading »

Millet Bowl w/ Soy-Tahini glazed Tofu and Semi-Dried Tomatoes

August 25, 2016

Nothing lives up more to hot summer days than this summer grain salad. It’s a perfect lunch on hot days as well as it’s a mouthwatering addition to picnics and potlucks. Once the millet is cooked and cooled it’s a matter of minutes to get the bowl ready. Since you will need to use cooled millet, it’s easiest if you cook it the day before, or at least a couple… continue reading »

Semi-Dried Tomatoes (Oven-Dried)

August 11, 2016

Tomatoes simply taste best when they are at the peak of ripeness in summer. Juicy and, you know, full of tomato flavor – unlike their siblings from the winter season, which taste watery and bland. Sun-dried tomatoes are a great way to preserve tasty summer tomatoes. After drying, they can be used any time of the year and will still taste great. To  make sun-dried tomatoes, ripe tomatoes are left… continue reading »

Torta Caprese (Flourless Chocolate Cake)

November 25, 2014

This authentic Italian treat is one of the most amazing chocolate cakes I’ve ever tried – and I call myself an expert when it comes to chocolate cake. The name Torta Caprese origins from the Italian island Capri where it’s said that a chef forgot to add flour into the cake batter. He served the cake anyway and customers liked it so much that the Torta Caprese was born. The cake… continue reading »

Risotto with Avocado and Arugula

September 30, 2014

Being Austrian basically means eating a lot of Italian food. In fact: Austrians and Swiss eat more pasta than Italians themselves. So Austria is, and always has been, a big melting pot absorbing all the food of its neighbor-countries. Risotto is one of my favorites though – besides pasta, pasta and pasta. It is easy to prepare, great to modify (asparagus, pumpkin or mixed veggies) and since you need some wine for the preparation,… continue reading »