Tag Archives: Entree

Pomodorini confit (Slow cooked baby tomatoes)

Pomodorini confit (Slow cooked baby tomatoes) There are hundreds of ways to use these tomatoes. Italian chefs use confit tomatoes to accompany pasta dishes or as garnish for many main courses. It is a modern way of preparing tomatoes, not many nonnas would have prepared them this way. My recipe is inspired by a friend…
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Stuffed sardines a beccafico

Sarde a beccafico This is an extremely popular sardine dish in Sicily with variations to the cooking method and the stuffing. The dish is named in homage to the “beccafico” a small migratory and fig eating bird so the story goes. Becca means peck and fico, fig. The stuffed sardines resemble a beccafico bird. It…
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Cream of pumpkin with stracciatella and turnip tops

Vellutata di zucca, stracciatella e cime di rapa This soup recipe was inspired by the availability of stracciatella here in Melbourne. I first tried stracciatella on a holiday to Italy when friends from Puglia arrived laden with fresh mozzarella cheeses, burrata and stracciatella all soft curd cheeses which are originally from Puglia. I loved them…
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Celebrating the Tomato with a Mini Burrata Sandwich

La Cucina Di Sandra A Hit at Food Festivals with That’s Amore Cheese Written by David Hagger on 15 March 2015. Posted in Gourmet News La Cucina Di Sandra, the fabulous Italian cooking school from Richmond has proved a smash hit at recent food festivals in Melbourne, teaming with iconic That’s Amore Cheese. Sandra Del Greco the Chef and driving force behind…
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