“Pizza on the sofa” Sunday

Being a couch potato in our house means snuggling up on a Sunday afternoon with a freshly cooked pizza and glass of bubbly! A sommelier once told me that pizza is perfectly complemented by a glass of champers as the yeast in the dough works magically with the natural fermentation used in creating champagne. Essentially … Continue reading

Chimney sweeps come to Santa Maria Maggiore and what do they do…eat pizza of course!

Back in April I posted a recipe for a pizza Spazzocamino (which means chimney sweep) which takes it’s strange name from the small town of Santa Maria Maggiore where each year they host an annual chimney sweep festival. This years festival took place this past weekend  1-2 September and so in honour of chimney sweeps … Continue reading

Recipe: Auguri it’s Liberation Day in Italia – Let’s eat Pizza Spazzacamino!

Here in Italy we have a public holiday today to mark the anniversary of the 1945 fall of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic better known as Liberation Day. The day marks the date of independence from the nazi -fascist occupation in 1945 and celebrates the birth of the new Republic of Italy.  With the local comune … Continue reading

“Per Tutti i gusti” continues with March dedicated to the region of Campania, Italy

And so this Monday 5th March I’m off to Campania…or at least to delight in the cuisine from Campania with “Per tutti i gusti show cooking! Hot in the footsteps of the month of February, dedicated to Puglia, the initiative “Per tutti i gusti” (For all tastes) continues with a month dedicated to Italian’s second … Continue reading