Frank and Joanne encounter Road Trains in The NEVER-NEVER

Frank and Joanne encounter Road Trains in The NEVER-NEVER Road trains are an integral part of the Australian Outback, just like kangaroos, red dust and endless horizons. The latter can be found in all parts of Australia, but the serious roadtrains, the ones with three or more trailers, are restricted to the Australian Outback regions. […]

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Sausage and Peas Risotto

Sausage and Peas Risotto   Combine the creaminess of Carnaroli short grain rice with the perfume of red wine and the savoury deliciuosness of pork and fennel sausages, with stewed sweet leeks and a generous amount of butter and Parmigiano and you have got yourself joy on a plate. Risotto is the ultimate comfort food and […]

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Pallotte Cacio e Ovo (Stale bread and Pecorino Dumplings)

Pallotte Cacio e Ovo (Stale bread and Pecorino Dumplings)   Pallotte Cacio e Ovo (literally, balls with pecorino and egg….Yes doesn’t sound as evocative in English!) is a traditional dish from my mother’s village in the mountains of Abruzzo. Every Mamma and Nonna in Torricella Peligna has a treasured recipe for this humble dish that […]

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Beautiful Eggplant Rolls Involtini di Melanzane

Involtini di Melanzane Recipe: Make Chef Daniela’s Beautiful Eggplant Rolls for a Quick, Healthy and Tasty Dinner. August 18, 2016 Daniela   We love these stuffed eggplant rolls from Chef Daniela.  They make a great appetizer or first course. We’d love to know if you try the recipe! Send over your pictures! INVOLTINI DI MELANZANE […]

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EGGPLANT & OLIVE BALLS

EGGPLANT & OLIVE BALLS  Chef Daniela makes delicious eggplant in this recipe that’s been passed down from her mother and grandmother.  These make for a great and different your guests will love. Serves 4   1 kg of eggplant 3 eggs 4 slices of bread 100 g of grated Parmesan cheese 1 clove of garlic […]

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Frank and Joanne with Woggie the Froggie visit The Never-Never Northern Territory of Australia

The small town of Mataranka, south of Katherine, is renowned for its sandy-bottomed thermal pool, pastoral history and as a welcomed stop with tourers. The area was made famous by the novel We of the Never Never – a book written about nearby Elsey Station by Jeannie Gunn.   Sights and souvenirs Spend some time […]

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Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake Posted by silviascucina on July 12, 2011 This pasta dish tastes as good as it looks. A generous amount of al dente pasta, layered with melting mozzarella, oven-baked sweet tomatoes, oregano, Parmigiano and crispy breadcrumbs. What’s not to love about it? It’s a family favourite and you will find most of you at […]

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Easy Raspberry Tart (Crostata di Lamponi)

Easy Raspberry Tart (Crostata di Lamponi) The appeal of weekend baking is undeniable. What could be better than the smell of starchy goods slowly developing a golden tan in your oven as you sip coffee, tea or herbal infusions all sorts? Getting my hands floury and sticky is my ultimate Sunday pleasure, whether it’s bread, […]

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Sugo d’agnello (Slow-cooked Lamb and Tomato Sauce)

Sugo d’agnello (Slow-cooked Lamb and Tomato Sauce) My maternal Nonna wasn’t the most sophisticated cook. She would always make the same two or three dishes, but, to this day, my siblings, my cousins and I are  yet to taste anything as comforting and delicious as her sugo di pomodoro, polenta con salsiccia and sugo d’agnello. It was always […]

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Salad Double Bill! Cucumber, Mint and Radish/Roasted Greens and Chickpeas

Salad Double Bill! Cucumber, Mint and Radish/Roasted Greens and Chickpeas   Italian feasts are well known for the opulent abundance of festive food, ranging from delightful and varied antipasto spreads, to falvoursome pasta dishes and robust and delectable meat of fish courses. No matter what the occasion, vegetables always make a notable appearance at the […]

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