Entries by Robbie

Golden nuggets in the kitchens

    What distinguishes a Chef from a charlatan? Knowledge of the ingredients, intuition, humility, ability, willpower, courage to experiment. Luck has little to do with, a donkey can pretend to be a horse… but sooner or later he is braying!   Starting from the publication of the “Libro de arte coquinaria” of the Italian […]

Extra virgin olive oil: long life elixir

    Whizz up the tastiest salad dressings, add a finishing flourish to soups or use as a dip for a bruschetta. Made from the very first pressing of olives, extra virgin is the most flavoursome as it’s not been diluted and has had minimal processing. In a similar way to wine, olive oil has […]

50 shades of carbonara

    How many carbonara recipes exist? For the for the orthodoxes of the carbonara, there is only the one made made with crispy guanciale(*), whisked eggs yolk and pecorino romano cheese, the others, if exist, are not true carbonara but something else; but going back in time, we realize that this delicious dish of […]

Italy has conquered the three Michelin stars with pasta

    In recent years, a growing number of Hollywood stars have approached Italian cuisine, entering in a prestigious way on the world of restaurants. The list includes top names such as Francis Ford Coppola, Sting, Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro, Danny De Vito, Sylvester Stallone, Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and others that […]

Why pay real money for fake italian foods?

In my article I will only write about Italian cuisine because is my job but without wanting to do wrong to all the other wonderful worldwide cuisines.     Abroad (but in many cases also in Italy), many restaurants denominated “Italian” are fake as a three euro coin, id est they have a cook who […]

Invented denomination of origin

    The goodness of the innumerable typical Italian products, most of the dishes and the Mediterranean diet itself has gone beyond the national borders obtaining many awards and continuing to gather followers. Italy is a country that can boast a thousand culinary excellence, a compendium of the ancient rural wisdom that has been able […]

First of all, God made coffee, otherwise he would not have done the rest

    Which is the place of origin? Before the 19th century there were many who hypothesized the origins of coffee, among which Pellegrino Artusi speaks in his famous manual “Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well”, arguing that the place to start discovering the origin of the drink should have been Yemen,because […]

How to choose wine at the restaurant

    In the age of the Internet and social media, people increasingly tend to want to show instead of being. If they watch a football game everyone suddenly becomes coaches, if you talk about politics all have the solutions of the ills of the world, but recently they have also become all Sommelier as […]

The dishes you should never order at the restaurant: Anthony Bourdain

    After years and years of fashion of food increasingly invasive, we tend to exalt every party that has to do with food: every restaurant where we eat decently becomes in conversation with friends a place of the heart, all cooks become Chefs and even the sandwic at the Seven Eleven deserves to be […]

Sparkling Water VS Still Water

    Sparkling water: does it hurt or not? The choice between natural and sparkling water is always a source of doubt and discussion. Let’s analyze the situation of drinking water, with all the pros and cons of sparkling water in order to make an informed choice. Carbonated water: sparkling water and natural effervescent water: […]