Asian inspired beef noodle soup

I love Asian inspired soups and noodles for their burst of colour and vibrancy of flavours. They are also a healthy alternative for light summer suppers as often involve little fat, as is the case with this noodle soup. This recipe is a hybrid of various things I’ve seen over the years on Master Chef, … 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

Spring showers and a veggie soup love-in with crunchy prosciutto

Showers and thunderstorms have marked this spring and if the forecasts are to be believed it’s not over yet. I’m such a sucker for comfort food that the moment the dark clouds roll in I crack open the champagne and celebrate another day of winter warmers. Soup is one of my favourite things and my … Continue reading

Recipe: Houmus with Love to Elisa!

Today’s recipe is dedicated to my new friend Elisa who has just given birth a month early to a healthy little boy. Elisa, as I recently discovered, is mad for Houmus having spent the last 10 years or so living in the UK indulging in her favourite snack. Now back in Como she’s struggling to … Continue reading