Simplicity, memories and love: the best mix for your food, wherever you are.

28 Mar

In the last few days probably still due to the jet lag I was struggling to fall asleep at night, lots of things were going through my mind and I thought about a few things I miss. I miss my family, I miss Milan, the city where I studied for 3 years during my time at the university, miss the sunshine, miss an afternoon snack, miss a slice of pizza while walking around the shops in town….so as you can imagine I am homesick, most of the time.

Maybe for this reason I started to look for traditional Italian flavour, very simple basic things that can make me feel more at home, some example?

Pane e mortadella – bread and large Italian cold sausage, it used to be an afternoon snack (or nearly a meal) during an afternoon of playing around with friends at the playground (as you can see my mind really went back more than 20 years ago)

My re interpretation of this amazing but basic meal? Pane, mortadella, cheddar cheese, salad…overlooking the fields, it made me feel like a kid again.

British people and American people have on their basic Mac & Cheese…discussable anyway because I am a proud Italian and I always like to make an argument over everything (that’s me unfortunately!). A basic Italian recipe to hit back? Gnocchi with gorgonzola and noci – gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts, classic, quick and so tasty!

After a day spent gardening, enjoying the weather, enjoying the sunset from the living room if you are not too hungry what the best thing you can do? Share dinner…spaghetti alla bolognese in one plate with two forks … THAT’S AMORE.

5 Responses to “Simplicity, memories and love: the best mix for your food, wherever you are.”

  1. morecambevarietyfestival 28/03/2012 at 12:21 PM #

    Love and the mixing of cultures…a recipe for success 🙂

  2. nonfashionista 28/03/2012 at 2:23 PM #

    My favorite kind of food is Italian! I love bruschettas and every time I make them I try something different :P. Have you tried Jamie’s Italian restaurants in the UK? They are a franchise but it’s good simple Italian food ( good value for money) and he has a ‘new take’ ( at least for me) on the cherry tomato,basil and garlic.

    • annainherwonderland 28/03/2012 at 5:00 PM #

      I must say Jamie’s restaurants are quite good, we have one in Brighton and the food is good!

  3. Micia 28/03/2012 at 6:22 PM #

    I once tried making gnocchi for my fiancé and it back fired 🙂 Anyway I love gnocchi and generally the italian cuisine.
    Great post

  4. dutchgoesitalian 29/03/2012 at 12:47 PM #

    Hi Anna, I nominated you for the SUNSHINE BLOG AWARD. If you want to accept it please check out ‘the rules’ on my blog….Nice post and nice blog you have! And thanks so much for following mine 🙂

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