COCOA TAGLIATELLE WITH GORGONZOLA SAUCE & WALNUTS – FLORENCE, ITALY

Hold on - cocoa tagliatelle? You heard right! But seriously, just hear me out! When Ben and I found out that this would be one of the recipes we would be cooking during our Airbnb experience, we were slightly skeptical, to say the least! However, as soon as we tasted our creation, we KNEW that…

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SWISS CHARD & RICOTTA RAVIOLI WITH LEMON BUTTER SAUCE – FLORENCE, ITALY

This ravioli has to be HANDS-DOWN one of my absolute favourite dishes Ben and I have learned to cook so far on our travels! Ravioli are a variety of pasta which is made thinly to encase different kinds of fillings in little parcels. Ravioli are often square in shape but can also be circular or…

FRESH DOUGH FOR EGG PASTA – FLORENCE, ITALY

When Ben and I were in Florence, one of the bucket list experiences I wanted to tick off on my list was to learn how to make fresh egg pasta from scratch! We were lucky enough to find an Airbnb experience that allowed us, not only to make pasta but TWO DIFFERENT KINDS, with two…

CRISPY & FLAVOURFUL CHICKEN SCHNITZEL (HÜHNER SCHNITZEL) – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

A staple Austrian specialty, chicken schnitzel is a delicious, light dish that is one of the national dishes of Austria. A thin breaded fillet of chicken, chicken schnitzel is often served alongside a traditional Austrian potato salad and garnished with lemon slices and lingonberry sauce. Variations of the dish are served all around the world.…

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HEARTWARMING VIENNESE POTATO SOUP (ALTWIENER ERDÄPFELSUPPE) – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

December has arrived and Christmas is almost upon us! If now isn't the best time to eat some delicious, heartwarming Viennese potato soup, then I don't know what is! This soup is a hot and hearty medley of potatoes, carrots, and celeriac, combined with various herbs and spices. It is the perfect cozy evening meal…

HEARTY & TRADITIONAL PAELLA VALENCIANA – VALENCIA, SPAIN

Being in Spain for a month, we couldn't NOT make a traditional Paella Valenciana! A range of more simplistic and more varied paella dishes exist across the world today. However, this recipe is truly authentic and traditional, learned from scratch in Seville, Spain. Paella Valenciana gets its name from its origins in Valencia, Spain. However,…

HEALTHY 30-MINUTE CHICKEN LAKSA

Chicken laksa is a healthy and (slightly) spicy noodle dish often made with coconut milk with the addition of either prawns, fish or chicken. Over time, different laksa recipes have been developed along the Southeast Asian trade channels, and today the dish is primarily popular in Malaysia, Southern Thailand and Indonesia. It is quick, easy,…