Food is a story worth sharing
with the best people.
My favourite kind of lunch starts just before noon with an aperitif – an Aperol Spritz or a chilled glass of white wine, some nibbles and a gathering of people with stories to tell and laughter to share.
The courses that follow see conversations meander as dishes are passed around the table with guests helping themselves, decorating their plates with colours and textures and flavours.
My favourite kind of lunch ends late in the afternoon. Guests start to peel off with satisfied yet not over-stuffed stomachs, hearts filled with good humour and sustained by the sharing of stories and making connections over a meal shared.
This is the spirit of the Long Italian Lunch. I look forward to sharing one with you.
Long Italian Lunch | Grazing Tables | Aperitivo
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Stories and Recipes From My Cucina
It’s been a while since I posted anything on the blog. I’ve kept Instagram alive as a space for sharing food inspiration, documenting those meals that needed a photoshoot before devouring, and the occasional recipe. But Aldo In Cucina has been, pun intended, on the back burner for a little while. And it’s sad because…
Subtly spiced with a hint of ground cinnamon and orange zest, it needs nothing more than to be topped with fresh blueberries and dusted with icing sugar.
Perfect meatballs need to hold their shape, not fall apart in the sauce, and stay moist all the way through. The secret to getting the texture just right is some day-old bread soaked in milk and incorporated into the mix. So, if like me, you are making a lot of bread at the moment and there are always a few offcuts laying around, maybe it’s time to get ballin’!
To find out more or to have Aldo in your cucina, get in touch!