Just one word….Hummus

It has taken me a while to complete my series on Israeli food following my trip last summer but here I am with the centre piece of all Israeli tables…hummus! I’ve been in love with hummus for years and have bought every variety known to mankind from deli’s and supermarkets but nothing quite beats the … 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

An Asian bean salad for German friends and a few hesitant Italians!

A constant source of amusement for me here in Italy is just how reticent some Italian friends can be at trying food from other cultures or, god forbid, foreign ingredients. I don’t think I’ve ever met a population so blissfully content with their own cuisine, sublime though it is, and as a result so reluctant … Continue reading

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