Small rolled tahini buns

Tahini sweet rolled buns

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The airport is a place that I like a lot. Both I leave and I arrive. I like it. The airport is also the place that moves me the most. I’m able to shed a few tears, indeed, even looking at the greetings of others whose stories I imagine. I remember that one year ago when I was at the airport waiting for two friends, I started to cry watching a family that, in my imagination, met after many many years. Read more

Pea and ginger cream with ricotta and saffron

pea and ginger soup with ricotta

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Christmas gifts always make me happy. They are even better when I‘m not expecting them. Especially when we talk about fine food surprises, that fruit and saffron jams and pure saffron. Oh what a great surprise! When my dear friend Olivia came in the bar where we had an appointment with a small paper bag in her hands, I realized immediately that in that bag there was something that I would madly love. Olivia and his companion Guido (almost future husband), like in the fairy tales, left the big city for the countryside around Siena. Read more

Nests of phyllo dough with asparagus cream and ricotta

phyllo nest with asparagus and ricotta

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Time flies so fast that I did not realize that Easter is already here, and I’m not ready at all. I have to admit that I’m not too inspired, I don’t have any super original ideas. What I’d like the most for this Easter, counting on warm weather, is walking outside in the lovely parks of Montreal and stopping for a few seconds to think and organize the next few weeks, since some friends from Italy will be here. Read more

Red rice and vegetable crown with pumpkin and almond béchamel.

red rice and vegetables crown

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I’m having a strange time lately. I am feeling very tired for more or less one month, but my thoughts keep on going forward too fast, faster than my legs, and they retreat immediately. The belated spring made this last period even more tiring. I’m currently living, using an Italian expression, without feeling myself “neither meat nor fish”. I would like to make some decisions calmly, without feeling the pressure of the things I have to do or better, things I’ve already started and I want them to be more concrete. Read more