Entries by Dominique Rizzo

Spinach & Parmesan

Spinach & Parmesan Pie  Serves 4-6 This is a recipe from my cookbook “My Taste of Sicily” and although it is here in the pages of Tuscan cooking you can find variations of this all over Italy and even in Spain for that matter. I love the béchamel through the pie as it helps give […]

Cannelloni Piacenza Style

Cannelloni Piacenza Style Serves 4 Crispelle are “crepes” in a word and are delicious in this lighter style cannelloni. The ricotta cooks almost like a soufflé and is light fluffy and delicious. If you want to cut out some of the fat content, you can halve the butter and leave out the mascarpone. Add other […]

Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad Panzanella or panmolle is a Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes popular in the summer, although the Panzanella was based on onions, not tomatoes, until the 20th century. Now the modern panzanella is generally made of stale bread soaked in water and squeezed dry, it is traditionally accompanied with tomatoes, sometimes also onions […]

Florentine Apple and Almond Tart

Florentine Apple and Almond Tart Serves 6-8 There is nothing better than this simple delicious tart absolutely bursting with apples. The delicious combination of almonds and the use of lemon zest is iconic of the types of simple desserts you will find over Florence and Tuscany in cake shops and well known pasticceria. 2 large […]

Holiday and Travel Show

Travellers will be lining up and be told where to go at the Holiday and Travel Show, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March from 10 til 4pm in Brisbane. The Show will showcase the best holiday destinations, travel packages and offers available to the Brisbanites. Guests will enjoy travel films and special talk rooms where […]

A Taste of Spain Tour – Catalonia

If visiting a country rich in art, history and flavour is on your bucket list, then decide to take my “Taste of Spain” tour, with like-minded people and myself, departing in September 2014. You’ll learn firsthand how make delicious tapas from the local experts, enjoy indulging Spain’s most up-and-coming food destinations, plus take-in at your […]

The Sicilian Carretto

A beautiful cultural symbol you will find repeated throughout the region when you travel to Sicily is the Carretto. These carts, with their beautiful bright colours, are seen across Sicily. So how did Sicilians come to have the Carretto as such a rich part of their culture? Find out a little bit about the origins, […]