Confused by food….lets be friends!

Food glorious food…lets be friends! Eating healthily really begins with understanding food and choosing foods which fuel our body and give us the energy we need. I often hear people say they can’t cook or are intimidated by recipe books or quite simply they just don’t know much about food so this article is a … Continue reading

Meaty beef Kofta

Somehow I managed to miss eating Kofta in Israel although I certainly ate my fair share of kebab so when I saw this recipe I had to try it. The picture in Ottolenghi’s book “Jerusalem” makes these Kofta jump off the page and unfortunately my pictures below don’t quite do them justice but the taste … Continue reading

Hot crossed out buns!

So the crosses dissolved. Does that make my buns less cross? One thing that is less, is the sugar, as I like many others try and reduce the sugars in my diet . These buns are naturally sweetened with organic raisins and if like me you enjoy eating yours with butter and jam / marmalade … Continue reading

Rhubarb, Orange & Mint Trifle

Now I confess right from the off that I stole this recipe from my good friend Sabine who made this delicious dessert for a May Day BBQ last week and although it wasn’t explicitly made for me, lets just say that my love of rhubarb strongly influenced her choice of dessert. I’ve had to make this from memory … Continue reading

Tomato, Mascarpone and Zucchini flan with aromatic herb salad

We eat more zucchini per capita in our household than any other vegetable as it is virtually the national vegetable of Italy and also one of the easiest “green” things that my husband will eat! Interestingly it is botanically regarded as a fruit, despite most frequently being referred to and cooked as a vegetable. So next time you … Continue reading

Summer seafood salad, crudo and melone and stracciatella with tomatoes

So summer has finally arrived here in the north of Italy and for the last week we’ve enjoyed temperatures in the mid 30’s leading to much excited al fresco dining in the Sambolino household. We’ve managed breakfast, lunch and dinner outdoors most days and when the humidity has become too much we’ve had the luxury of … Continue reading

Hot Cross Bun Bread – Not just for Easter

Last Easter I made Hot Cross Buns for the first time as they are one of my favourite Easter treats that I miss now that I live in Italy, home to the equally delicious but, not quite the same, Easter Colomba (think Panettone but with candied fruit). Having painstakingly rolled out 20 or so buns last year it … Continue reading

Making marmalade with mum

I’ve come to the realisation that renovating and decorating an extremely old property and managing an 8 month old baby are detrimental to blogging! So if you’ve been wondering about the prolonged silence here at An eye for food I hold my hands up and admit that I am not the super women I believed … Continue reading

Green Tomato and Lentil Soup

We’ve had snow, rain and most recently fog here in Milan and so there is nothing better than hunkering down in front of a roaring fire and enjoying a steaming bowl of hot soup and freshly baked bread. Snuggling up with a hot water bottle or soaking in the bath provide similar pleasures  for me and not because I’m … Continue reading

Coconut Boobies. A fairly healthy sweet treat!

So it’s a new year and a new start for many as new year resolutions and diets are top of the agenda. My own resolution is to pick up where I left off on my exercise regime and continue eating healthily. I’m not a fan of diets and as such could never willingly give up … Continue reading