Now this post is not about the food I have cooked since starting our adventure. Rather, this is the Italian food I have already cooked and have posted on my blog. I have named it Part one as it is food I had already cooked.
I grew up on Croatian food, however, a lot of the food we cooked had Italian influences. Why, because my dad is from Lastovo and my mum is from Zadar, and both of these places were ruled by Italy around the 1920's to mid 1940's. Words we say even are influenced by Italy, we call a tomato a pomidor for instance and I grew upon pasta suta.
So the food that the world considers Italian, is also some of the food I grew up on.
Italian food is fresh, it's light, it's comfort food, it's hearty, it's simple, it's rich, it's flavourful, it's delicious.
Italian food is all about the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. It's simple food, done well. The food varies from region to region and each region has it's own special dishes.
I find Italian food crowd pleasing, I love seeing families crowded around the table sharing food, and Italian's have mastered this.
So here is what I have cooked so far, some things are Italian, some may be Italian style, but we love them all. Stay tuned as Part two will be all the new things I have learnt.
Crumbed Eggplant with Tomato Basil Sauce
Goats Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Flowers
Italian Chicken Pasta Salad
Tagliata for Two
Braised Chicken Marylands with Wine and Tomatoes
Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana
Woodman's Chicken-Pollo Alla Boscaiola
Slow Cooked Lamb Shank and Bean Ragu
Chilli Prawn and Tomato Spaghetti
Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Fettuccine
Creamy Bacon Fettuccine
Creamy Mushroom Linguine
Fettuccine Alla Carbonara
Fettuccine with Mud Crab, Garlic, Chilli, Lemon and Parsley
Fresh Tomato Pasta
Macaroni Eggplant Cake
Oven Baked Meatballs in Cheesy Tomato Sauce
Short Rib Ragu
Spaghetti with Clams
Spaghetti with Clams
Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni Crepes
Spinach and Ricotta Shells
Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese
Tomato Prawn Risotto
Roast Pork with Garlic and Rosemary
Baked Snapper with Parsley, Chilli and Oregano
Rosemary Garlic Foccacia
Tomato Soup with Pasta and Basil
Bocconcini, Basil and Prosciutto Balls
Eggplant and Olive Bruschetta
Homemade Foccacia Pizza
Marinated Mini Bocconcini with Basil and Prosciutto
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
Christmas Sandwich Cookies
Mixed Nut Biscotti
Baked Ricotta Cheesecake
Blood Orange Granita
Mango and Banana Yoghurt Gelato
Tequila and Orange Granita
Strawberry and Vanilla Pannacotta Fruit Cups
Triple Chocolate Pannacotta Mousse
Vanilla Bean Pannacotta
Vanilla Pannacotta with a Berry Compote
Vanilla Pannacotta with Strawberry Champagne Jelly
Yoghurt and Vanilla Pannacotta with Raspberry and Pomegranate Jelly
Moscato Strawberry Lemonade
This is lunch, this dinner, this is party food, this can even be breakfast for me.