Here is another traditional event that I love to host: my fifth annual "Buon Natale" Christmas in Italy Supper Club. I always feature some of my family's favourite holiday dishes and dedicate the evening to my mom, because she's back in Italy and I rarely get to see her at Christmas. This gives me a good reason to think about her - grazie Mamma!
Without a doubt, Sardegna ("Sardinia" in English) is one of the most beautiful and unique regions of Italy. And since it's an island and also little far from the mainland, Sardegna's culture and food are a little different than the rest of Italy.
The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the most complete and balanced in the world. We use a lot of olive oil, fish, legumes and vegetables that are as good for your health as they are for your taste buds! This evening I'm going to share some of my favourite dishes from Southern Italy, where most of the country's olive oil is produced.
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Yesterday my friend Enzo dropped off some beautiful fresh Swiss chard from his amazing garden. I wanted to make something healthy but at the same time very flavourful, so I created a lovely Swiss chard parmigiana - light, easy to make, and most of all, super delicious.
Nothing reminds me of my childhood in southern Italy more than il giorno della salsa.
Growing up in Bitritto, a rural town in the region of Puglia, it was a one of my favourite days of the year. I would get so exited that I couldn’t even sleep the night before!