Celebrate Truffle Season with Homemade Gnocchi on Creamy Truffle Sauce

It’s black truffle season (you can get them all year long, of course, but in between December and February black truffle season peaks, with the truffles achieving their most intense flavor and aroma). So this little gnocchi and truffle dish is a wonderful way to celebrate this seasonal highlight. For me, truffles always are festive,…

Risotto alla Milanese: A Saffron Classic

This is a lovely Italian classic I crave for ever so often. You can serve it as a course in an Italian inspired meal (primo piatto) or as an entire meal in its own. Traditionally, risotto is served without any side dishes and also not as a side dish itself. However, you can also combine…

Purple Potato Soup: A Colorful Starter

This soup is easy enough to make and the purple color gives it a little extra wow factor. This time I served it with a bit of sour cream, crispy bacon and chives on top, but you can leave off sour cream and bacon and substitute the cream with coconut milk and you have yourself…

Peas, Goatcheese and Balsamico: A Starter to Impress

This little dish was the starter in our home-made 5 course Christmas dinner for two, a goat-cheese panna cotta combined with a pea purĂ©e, topped with some fresh peas, balsamico pearls and a prosciutto rose. I also added a slice of roasted bread to add some texture and bite. This starter was served half-heated, with…