Ligurian panissa salad

I’ve gradually transitioned to working from home over the past couple of years. This means minimal commuting and to my great relief, far less office politics to put up with. There’s no more need to…

Banana bread, another taste of home

I recently bought a new cookbook, Julia Busuttil-Nishimura’s Ostro. Initially, I was attracted to the Melbourne-based Maltese-Australian cook, teacher and author’s interpretations of Italian dishes, as she has spent a lot of time studying and working…

A family favourite: meatballs in sauce

It’s never easy trying to decide what to make for our family meals. I eat pretty much everything – well, at least when I’m not pregnant – and am always willing to try my hand…

Cucina Conversations: Another Taste of Corsica

Corsica. It’s officially been a part of Italy’s northwestern neighbour France since 1769. Yet, two months after my family’s second visit (see this link here for more about our first visit) to the Île de Beauté,…

Nocino: an Italian midsummer walnut liqueur

Patron saints. Every Italian town has one and a local public holiday for celebrating their heavenly protector to boot. Turin, my adopted city of over ten years, is no exception. Here, San Giovanni Battista or…