Cooking · Eating

Tortilla de patatas – a taste of Spain

Welcome back to my little corner of the internet! You've probably heard of tortilla, but do you know the Spanish tortilla? The Spanish tortilla is said to have been invented in Extremadura, a region of Spain close to the Portuguese border, in the 18th century. Potatoes had been introduced to Spain and Europe from the… Continue reading Tortilla de patatas – a taste of Spain

Cooking · Eating

Potato gnocchi – the original recipe

Welcome back to my little corner of the internet! Gnocchi are at the essence of Italian cuisine. As a matter of fact, my hometown Verona has a day dedicated to this dish. Venerdì gnocolar, gnocchi Friday, is celebrated on the Friday of Carnival. The gnocchi king comes to town and gives gnocchi to the people.… Continue reading Potato gnocchi – the original recipe

World Food Challenge

Day 185: Ukraine and Verenyky

добрий вечір (dobryy vechir), Raffies! Today we are going to Ukraine and we are back to rolling out dumplings! We are making a very famous starter: Varenyky. Unfortunately for us, this starter is more than enough for a whole meal. Guess we still need some training to have a chance in against the Ukrainians ;)… Continue reading Day 185: Ukraine and Verenyky

World Food Challenge

Day 159: Slovakia and Bryndzové halušky

Good evening, Raffies! The cold weather is still not leaving us, so we are happily making our Slovakian dinner. Today we are going to try the Slovakian version of the Italian gnocchi: Bryndzové halušky. This is one of Slovakia's national dishes. It consists of  Bryndza, a type of sheep cheese, which is soft and creamy, and… Continue reading Day 159: Slovakia and Bryndzové halušky