Tag Archives: Italy

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 cake has a thin hard shell covering a moist interior. The finely ground almonds (almond flour) give it a nice flavor and bite.   The name Torta Caprese origins from the Italian island Capri where it’s said that a chef forgot… 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 »