July 2016

Desserts to die for: Vacherin and white chocolate cheesecake recipes

Desserts to die for: Vacherin and white chocolate cheesecake recipes

Posted on: 30 Jul 2016 by: Aldo Zilli

Hello to all my lovely readers! Today’s book is all about desserts, so I thought I would take you on a tour of Italian sweets. Aside from tiramisu and gelato, three of my favourites are cannoli, sfogliatelle and strufolli. Cannoli are little fried rolls of dough filled with creamy sweet ricotta and the ends can be dipped in chocolate chips, pistachios or candied fruit.


Teatime treats: Lemon and blueberry tray bake and Eton mess layer cake

Teatime treats: Lemon and blueberry tray bake and Eton mess layer cake

Posted on: 16 Jul 2016 by: Aldo Zilli

Hello and welcome to the weekend! One of my regular outings with my family is to local farm shops or farmers markets. Where I live, in Surrey, there are loads – so it keeps us busy exploring them. This time of year we especially like going to “pick your own” farms for our strawberries and raspberries.

This week has been a busy one as I was up at the San Carlo Flying Pizza restaurant in Leeds to cook up a summer feast for the customers.

We had lots of delicious things on the menu, but my favourite was Scottish lobster and fillet steak. The meal finished with strawberries and ice cream with truffled balsamic, which brings us on nicely to this week’s book – Teatime by Cath Kidston.


Delicious desserts: Apple tart and American cheesecake

Delicious desserts: Apple tart and American cheesecake

Posted on: 2 Jul 2016 by: Aldo Zilli

Hello foodies and welcome to the weekend. This week I was invited to take part in The Best of Italy Festival (see bestofitalyrace.com) which is happening in Emilia-Romagna in Italy in September. This is very exciting for me as it combines two of my passions – food and cars! The festival itself will be celebrating the amazing cars and motorbikes that come from that part of Italy.

Now to this week’s book which is called Bake To Impress by award winning German patissier and judge in Germany’s version of Bake Off, Christian Humbs. This book has more than 100 recipes from macaroons to muffins and chocolate chip cookies.