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Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread


I already had posted several pasta dishes but I haven’t written something about its simple but perfect partner, the Garlic Bread. Garlic Bread or Garlic Toast is typically made out of bread topped with garlic and butter, it is then grilled or toasted until the butter melts and the edges are crispy, usually this is … Continue reading

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Caprese Panzanella

Caprese Panzanella


Panzanella or panmolle is an Italian summer salad popular in Tuscany, it is commonly made out of stale bread, tomatoes, onions and basil dressed in balsamic vinaigrette. Stale bread is the most important part of this dish where is it’s moistened by pre-soaking it in water and pressed or infusing it with the salad dressing. … Continue reading

Beef and Mixed Mushrooms Ragout

Beef and Mixed Mushrooms Ragout


If you watch a lot of TV cooking shows then most probably you had heard the word ragout a lot of times, well what is it? Ragout is simply a really fancy word to define a hearty stew cooked very slowly over low heat. It is of French in origin but Italians have their own … Continue reading

Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs


Italian meatballs as the name suggest is an Italian dish made of meatballs, tomatoes and sometimes topped with cheese like mozzarella, Romano and parmesan. For its history, there are no exact date when it was invented but what I can say that it was invented a very long time ago, in fact it’s inventions was … Continue reading

Calamari Marinara

Calamari Marinara


Marinara is one versatile sauce and a popular base to a lot of Italian dishes. Made from tomato, garlic, onions and herbs it can be used with any meats or vegetables you want to toss on it. Though you see the name mostly on Pasta it is not exclusive for it as it can also … Continue reading

Pizzeria Pepone (Paris, France)

Pizzeria Pepone (Paris, France)


After visiting the love lock bridge and leaving our share of memento we slowly strolled along the River Seine moving towards Notre Dame. Having walked the path several times we decided why not explore the inner streets and see what Paris can offer. Several hundred metres after the bridge we turned right to Rue Dauphine … Continue reading

Lastri Goffredo (Pisa, Italy)

Lastri Goffredo (Pisa, Italy)


From Rome to Cannes we passed by Pisa a nice small town in Italy where it is famous for its leaning tower. If you are driving from Rome to Cannes this is a nice place to stop over for lunch, if you leave at 8AM in Rome you will be in Pisa at lunch time, … Continue reading

Gilardi (Cannes, France)

Gilardi (Cannes, France)


Dining in Cannes especially during the tourist season can be really hard especially when you don’t have any reservations made, almost all of the restaurants are full especially at dinner time. I still remember my first day there, were all tired after we drove all the way from Rome and what we all want is … Continue reading

Pronto Pasta (Innsbruck, Austria)

Pronto Pasta (Innsbruck, Austria)


On the way to Swarovski Kristallwelten in Austria you feel like you are in a middle of small town without anything on it, not sure if it holds true for everyone but our GPS directed us to pass inside a small town called Wattens. It was nearly lunch time when we were there so we … Continue reading

La Maison Blanche (Paris, France)

La Maison Blanche (Paris, France)


This is the place we had our first dinner when we were in Paris for our holiday, located near Notre Dame de Paris this is a tourist spot with lots of neighbouring restaurant. Having said that you will immediately think that prices here will be a rip off, well it was the other way around … Continue reading

10 Dieci (Rapperswil, Switzerland)

10 Dieci (Rapperswil, Switzerland)


A visit in Zurich would not be complete without a Zurich Lake ferry ride. Some just make it by hopping in to several stations but to make the most of it you have to travel the whole way from Zurich to Rapperswil, the scenery is amazing and is an eye candy in every direction. The … Continue reading

Ciro & Ciro (Rome, Italy)

Ciro & Ciro (Rome, Italy)


I spent my birthday this year in this restaurant and I am glad I did. This establishment was suggested to us by the hotel receptionist on where we stayed when we had our holiday in Rome, it is located in a not so busy area in Rome away from all the tourists so it’s not … Continue reading

Brasserie du Musee (Versailles, France)

Brasserie du Musee (Versailles, France)


After queuing really long and exploring the Versailles royal château and gardens a good food is a must thanks to a conveniently located restaurant just outside the palace we did not have a hard time looking for one. Brasserie du Musee is just around the corner roughly 100 meters from the main gate of Versailles, … Continue reading