Month: November 2020

Chris Black’s Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce

This Italian version of bread-and-butter pudding is great for using up any leftover Christmas panettone and is delizioso served with ice cream or on its own.   SAUCE  ½ cup whipped cream ½ cup milk 3 tablespoons sugar ¼ cup Amaretto liquor 2 teaspoons cornstarch  BREAD PUDDING  1 loaf panettone bread (crusts trimmed), and the bread cut into 2cm cubes 8 large eggs 375ml cream 625ml milk 1 ¼ cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  To make the sauce:   Bring the cream, milk, and …

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Buon Natale – Celebrating Christmas in Italy

Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash  Buon Natale – Merry Christmas! December really is the most magnifico time of year. In Italy, Christmas celebrations last about a month, starting on 8th December, the day of the Immacolata, on which traditionally, the presepe (nativity scene) and the Christmas tree are set up. The festivities last until the Epiphany, which celebrates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus on 6th January. It is a very festive time, mostly centered around gatherings of friends and family enjoying fine wine and delizioso food …

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A Sophisticated Wine for the South African Palate

Picture: Lupa   Lupa owners and founders, Guy Cluver and Chris Black, made a special trip to Paarl to meet with their friends, Charles and Anthony, the award-winning wine and cheese makers from Fairview Farm who have been recognised internationally for their innovation and proactive approach to the wine industry. After a memorable and scenic tour of the …

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Piedmontese Style Stuffed and Roasted Peppers

 INGREDIENTS  8 red or yellow peppers, cut in half lengthwise, not horizontal  16 anchovies  8 jam tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise  2 tablespoons garlic, chopped and kept in a little oil  Pomace olive oil  Black pepper  16 leaves of basil  30g Parma ham  Bright green basil mayonnaise  Rocket  Grated Grana Padano  2 crispy breadsticks  METHOD  …

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