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Category: From scratch

Pizza Dough by Giuseppe de Rosa

Pizza Dough by Giuseppe de Rosa

My first encounter with pizza was in post-communist Poland. In the nineties, a country that no longer suffered from the economic austerity tried to find its way through new flavors and an abundance of ingredients that suddenly appeared in the market. As a teenager, I […]

Homemade limoncello – Where have all the grandmas and grandpas gone?

Homemade limoncello – Where have all the grandmas and grandpas gone?

I started to make Limoncello some years ago and the response from Italians took me a little bit by surprise as it seems that not many people make their own any more. I lived in Italy for four and a half years and in that […]

Home-made Pasta

Home-made Pasta

It was the middle of July. Rome’s muggy summer air filled my lungs as I walked out of the metro station at Laurentina. Fascist buildings paying tribute to a bygone era were just down the road, among them the Italian Parliament and the famous Mussolini […]

Beef/Fish Curry Masala

Beef/Fish Curry Masala

One of the hidden treasures of Zanzibar is a spice blending workshop. Murtala, the workshop master lives outside the town in a small house overlooking the Indian Ocean. I attended one of his classes while in Stone Town. After 2 hours and having spent 30 […]

Pilau Masala

Pilau Masala

One of the hidden treasures of Zanzibar is a spice blending workshop. Murtala, the workshop master lives outside the town in a small house overlooking the Indian Ocean. I attended one of his classes while in Stone Town. After 2 hours and having spent 30 […]

Zanzibari Tea Masala

Zanzibari Tea Masala

One of the hidden treasures of Zanzibar is a spice blending workshop. Murtala, the workshop master lives outside the town in a small house overlooking the Indian Ocean. I attended one of his classes while in Stone Town. After 2 hours and having spent 30 […]

Michael’s Beer Honey Mustard

Michael’s Beer Honey Mustard

  This is a recipe I have been tweaking over a number of years and I often vary something just to try out different combinations . The honey gives this mustard a nice sweetness but don’t be fooled, it packs a serious punch! It’s great […]

Home-made paneer

Home-made paneer

Paneer is traditionally made of buffalo milk. It’s a fresh cheese that takes no longer than 30 minutes to prepare. Paneer doesn’t require aging and culturing which means you can have it the same day. Milk, lemon, a pot and a cheesecloth is all that […]