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Zucchini wraps with arugula, tomatoes and red onions

Today was one of the hottest days of the year in Rome. Temperatures were as high as 37° C (about 99°F), but it felt like 41°C (105°F)!!

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Fish Baked in Salt Crust

Before coming to Italy, I was not keen on seafood; I was a red meat and chicken lover. My seafood culture would not go beyond a great Honduran ceviche (yes we do have great ceviche!!), or grilled shrimp on a skewer.  This was probably because, despite our beautiful Caribbean seacoast, in Honduras we mostly eat chicken and red meat, specially in San Pedro Sula – the city where I was born and raised – where people do not have the habit of eating seafood (unfortunately). However, in the Bay Islands area – off the North coast of Honduras, seafood is a very common staple. It is quite interesting that despite being a small country, Honduras has a vast and rich gastronomic culture: we have influences from Africa, Mayans, and Spain. Yet, someday I am going to go deeper on this argument, hoping I can blog from my country.

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Behind the kitchen door of Conca del Sogno – Amalfi Coast

I have always wondered what was “cooking” behind the kitchen door of a great restaurant. This time I had the privilege (and what a privilege) to witness some of the most delicious recipes – and secrets – of the Southern Italian cuisine.

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Melon-Yogurt Semifreddo with fresh cherries

I am not a dessert lover, therefore I don’t usually make them. Yet, I love gelato and semifreddo, so when I am planning to prepare a dessert, I usually keep in mind either a gelato or a semifreddo recipe.

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Potatoes, red peppers and capers

One of the things that I discovered in Italy is this wonderful combination of flavours: the sweet taste of red peppers and the acidity of capers. While in Puglia, I remember eating a salad that mixed red peppers, capers, and the taste of earthy and creamy potatoes. Being inspired by these three ingredients and wanting to add a spicy flair to an appetizer, I came up with the following recipe.

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Beef tartare with arugula pesto

Last Wednesday we had guests for dinner. I wanted to cook a meat course that was fresh and perfect for these hot summer days.

I came up with the idea of making a beef tartare which was easy to prepare since it did not involve grilling or baking.

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Chicken Cornucopia Salad

I have been doing only salads lately. You name it, you got it. I want to share a recipe that includes chicken breasts. Ever heard of it?

Ever since I can remember, chicken salad is the most popular – and common –  type of salad there is. The reason why chicken salad is a favorite, is because chicken is the most versatile meat that is readily available to us today.

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Maltagliati with zucchini over tomato sauce

We all pour tomato sauce over pasta, don’t we? If you browse through the Internet, you’ll find a lot of recipes with tomato sauce over spaghetti, or fresh tomato and garlic sauce over angel hair pasta, or creamy tomato sauce over penne pasta. I wonder why tomato sauce is always on top and…not in the bottom?

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Ambrosia Summer Salad

In the last 3 – 4 days, it has been really hot in Rome. Temperatures went as high as 40 °C (104 °F) and I have been feeling suffocated and literally dehydrated. Not even water quenched my thirst and just the thought of eating anything that it’s not fruit or salad made me sick!

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