Saturday, 14 January 2017

Nella Mia Cucina ~ In My Kitchen

Crostata di lamponi ~ Raspberry tart

A few years ago I was asked what my hobbies were and, sadly, I was lost for an answer. Nothing I liked to do, other than read, seemed worthy of being called a hobby. As I have grown and matured I have discovered more about myself and I can quite happily say that food is definitely one of my hobbies. I love food and I love trying food from different countries, preferably in that country, but anywhere will do. Travel is another hobby and I have added photography to my list as well. 

Now travel is not something I can achieve whenever I want, but food and photography can both be found in my kitchen. I have been consumed by all things Italian lately and, inspired by Silvia Colloca's blog, her recipe books (coincidentally full of amazing photos of Italy as well as recipes) and her television series recently seen on the ABC, we have had some Italian heaven on our plates!

Invotini di melanzane con ricotta e spinaci ~ Stuffed eggplant rolls with ricotta and spinach

Now, I'm not wandering between to aisles of fresh produce at the Campo de' Fiori or sipping cappuccinos in the Piazza Navona. Nor am I marvelling at the stained glass windows at Il Duomo but one day I will, and I might just know what I am ordering from those Italian menus if I keep practising in my kitchen until then...

from Made in Italy with Slivia Colloca

looks like the picture in the book!
(made by my husband and daughter)

What is your favourite cuisine? Is it a family recipe or one you have perfected?

Happy eating, or cooking, or both!

Kate xx


  1. This all looks delicious Kate. Happy cooking, eating, enjoying and food photography x

  2. Mmmmm I think I should come to your place.
    I don't do the baking I used to nor adventure much in cooking. Someone has pretty plain preferences in food in our house. At the moment time for hobbies doesn't really happen and when I do get it I either keep up with the online world or take photos rather than the crafting and cooking I know I do enjoy.

    1. It's hard to fit it all in really isn't it! Thanks for dropping in x

  3. Your photography and food is amazing!

  4. I think I know what I will be baking this weekend, the Apricot and Olive Oil cake, it looks delicious and apricots are still in season. I don't really have a favourite cuisine, I suppose I lean more towards Italian and Asian style food.

    1. The apricot and olive oil cake was amazing! You won't regret it :)

  5. I am Italian and there is nothing better than Italian cooking! I am also coeliac so have to substitute but it's really so amazing anyway!


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