marinated stracciatella recipe & london’s gourmet guide
Easy cheese appetizers from Italy: stracciatella marinated in oil & herbs.
the london guide
I can finally say it: “hey there, I’m back from London”.
It’s been almost two years, and I’ve missed it.
I love this multicultural, you-can-go-around-in-your-pajamas-no-one-will-blink-twice city.
Here are my London’s adventures, let’s call it my gourmet guide to London, 2016… cause things change ;-).
- Fell in love with Biscuiteers: an icing (!!!!) café.
- Discovered London’s so called Nappy Valley.
- Like every time I go there, had my girly walk at Marylebone, collecting inspiration at the Conran Shop and pit stopping at the Natural Kitchen for a chai latte. This time I also crossed the street to buy Pierre Marcolini’s 5 pounds eclairs (yes I know, but you know…) and headed to a bench in the park for a luxurious choco breakfast, the way I like it.
- Antique shopped at the Jubilee Market in Covent Garden (Mondays are for antiques).
- Went to the National Portrait Gallery for Picasso, but ended up visiting Eggleston.
- Found my new special place: Holland Park. Don’t miss the Kyoto Garden and the free to move around peacocks.
- DIY Christmas shopping at the Blade Rubber Stamps shop, which is THE PLACE if you are looking for anything paper.
- Had my first peanut butter cheeseburger at The Plough.
- Gourmet shopped at my favorite tea place, Fortnum & Mason: people that really understand tea addiction.
- Ceviche! Don’t miss meat tequeños, tuna manu ceviche and the corn cake.
- Couldn’t resist to my usual walk-&-savor experience at Borough Market.
- Discovered that the ultimate Milan bakery, Princi, has opened in Soho (and urged my brother to go there for Christmas Pandoro and Panettone stocks).
- Matcha & poke glee at Tombo.
Back to Italy, back to Italian ingredients.
Here begins my Early Autumn project.
It’s time to enjoy the last produce of shiny Summer, and discover what shady and deliciously melancholic Fall has to offer. Which often means…
vegetarian Italian recipes…
I can divide Italian vegetarian recipes into two categories: Italian cheese recipes and Italian vegetables recipes.
Sometimes mixed, sometimes completely apart. Always delicious.
Taking advantage of freshly picked herbs, that are now or never to be used, my first attempt has been to marinate stracciatella.
A great way to pimp up meat free Mondays :-).
This is the base, you may fantasize and add whatever comes to your mind: chili, black pepper, thyme, oregano…
- 1 cup of stracciatella cheese
- 1 garlic clove
- 3-4 fresh basil leaves
- extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium size glass jar
- Peel and crush the garlic.
- Place stracciatella, garlic and basil in the jar. Pour olive oil to completely cover the cheese.
- Refrigerate at least two hours. But believe me, if you wait till the next day, you won’t regret it.
- Take out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before devouring it, with Apulian friselle, of course.
enjoy vegetarian Italian recipes