The Making of a Gimbap with a Korean mom

Preparing 김밥 Gimbap with a Korean mom

During my time as an exchange student in South Korea, I surely had the chance to meet beautiful people who enriched my life with unforgettable encounters and loving memories. Other than getting the chance to visit beautiful places and get in touch with a lifestyle and culture so different from the one I was used to, I was also lucky enough to make friends with some of the most beautiful souls I have ever met in my life so far. One of them is Jihyeon, a bright and talented Korean girl who opened the doors of her house and welcomed me in her family.

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O’ RRAU’, alias il ragù napoletano

You have probably heard of the “ragù alla Bolognese”, the typical pasta sauce prepared with minced meat and a sauteed mix of vegetables which put the city of Bologna on the world map. It is one of the evergreens in Italian restaurants and you can easily find this pasta sauce in every supermarket all over Italy and even abroad, but just a few people are aware of the Neapolitan variation of this dish,  locally known as ‘o rraù napulitano.

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SCAZZETTA, a cake made in Salerno

The food discovery I am going to talk about today is pretty unknown, even amongst Italian people. The reason for this unfair anonymity is due to the fact Scazzetta is a signature cake which is exclusively made in a pastry shop in Salerno.
Considering that Salerno is not one of the most popular destinations in Italy or, if it is known, it is regarded as a mere point of support to visit the Amalfi coast on a budget, it makes sense if many people ignore what this city has to offer.

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Fiocco di neve, or nuvoletta, this is the question

The food experience I am going to write about today is still set in Napoli, which we can unanimously proclaim as the gastronomic heaven on Earth. More specifically, il Fiocco di Neve (snowflake, in English) is a pastry which was prepared for the first time in Pasticceria Poppella by Ciro Scognamillo, who is currently carrying on his family enterprise which has been baking pastries in Rione Sanità since 1920.

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PUOK Burger, the tale of a food blogger who made it

Folks say Napoli is the best place on Earth for food, and Puok Burger Store gave a new proof to this statement: people here know how to play with food, and they do it well.

The food discovery I am going to talk about today might seem inappropriate, considering burgers are an American food, but trust me when I say this is one of the most typical thing you can savor during your stay in Napoli: Puok Burger is not just selling common burgers, it provides something unique. But before talking about the food in detail, I must share with you the story of this place.

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PIE AND MASH, a treat for proletarian souls.

Having a Pie & Mash is a must when you visit London.
It might be an objective fact or just my proletarian soul which is giving life to these words and thoughts, but this dish is a true blessing for humanity, the best food you can get after a long and tiring day spent wandering around London. It is a relief for your stomach and soul, a cuddle for your heart

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SACHERTORTE at Cafe Sacher: is it worth the illegal queue?

The wise say chocolate is the solution to every life’s problem, and I never thought I could possibly make it my motto that day I was freezing in the streets of Vienna.

It was a cold and dark afternoon of January, all museums were about to close, and I had no idea where to seek refuge until I saw a sign with ‘Cafe Sacher‘ written on it.
I had already heard about that place, hence every web page would quote it when you type ‘best Sacher in Vienna‘ on Google, but that day it looked like the most beautiful of revelations.

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SCOTCH EGGS | Food discovery.

Blame on me, I didn’t know about the existence of this great human invention before my travel to London. 

During my stay in the Queen’s hometown, I must admit I had a little trouble looking for typical food to try. As far as I could observe, British cuisine is not as rich as other countries’, but they definitely know where to hit and Scotch Eggs is absolutely one of my favourite food discoveries ever.
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