In Estonian culinary tradition, Mulgi Kapsad and Must Leib stand as quintessential examples of rustic comfort food. Mulgi Kapsad, a sauerkraut stew, embodies the hearty simplicity of Estonian cuisine, while Must Leib, the country’s traditional black bread, showcases the art of whole-grain baking. These dishes offer a glimpse into Estonian cuisine, where simple ingredients and time-honored techniques come together to create enduring flavors.
Pampanella Molisana is a traditional Italian dish from the Molise region. It is a pork dish flavored with paprika, garlic, and other seasonings. The pork is typically marinated, then slow-cooked or roasted to achieve tender and flavorful results.
The initial inspiration for this soup was drawn from Nagi’s Creamy Ham Bone Soup with Beans, which I then modified to create my own version. Despite its velvety and rich consistency, this soup is crafted without the use of any cream whatsoever.
Pasta alla Gricia is a classic Roman pasta dish that exemplifies simplicity at its finest. This humble yet incredibly flavorful dish is a staple in the traditional cuisine of Rome, showcasing the region’s love for cured pork and aged cheese. With just a handful of ingredients, Pasta alla Gricia delivers a satisfying and comforting meal that will transport you straight to the heart of Italy.
Kalakukko, a traditional Finnish dish from the region of Savonia, is a loaf of bread baked with a filling of bacon and vendace, a small-boned lake fish, creating a delightful combination of flavours.
I recently went on a charcuterie course hosted by Richard Bosman and one of the sausages we made was an Italian sausage called Salsiccia. Being quite a hot day and looking for something light, I decided to use this sausage for this Italian sausage salad.
This is an extremely easy recipe which can be prepared in minutes. The original recipe uses skinless chicken breasts, but I opted for pork fillet. Don’t be shy with the sage and serve with your starch of choice.
A braai pie is a South African way of cooking a calzone-style pizza (or pie) over the coals. This one specifically, was filled with homemade salami, guanciale and olives, but you can use any filling you like.