Sticky Toffee Pudding

Jan. 19, 2013, 7:58 a.m. | by Adriano Petrich | Categories: dessert Scotland sweets | comments

Fitting in

This is my new life in Scotland! It does look like the old life in São Paulo, doesn’t? The truth is I think that you move faster than you change. One of the things that gives me the creeps is Brazilians that move abroad and 6 months later come back unable to adapt and missing home food. There’s ...

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Caramelized Kumquats with Ginger

June 3, 2010, 11:32 p.m. | by Adriano Petrich | Categories: 5 ingredients or less dessert easy german vegetarian ice cream | comments

Kumquats at the market

There are only three seasons(although some people argue that’s only two) in Sao Paulo: spring, summer and fallwinter (pronounced as a single word outonoinverno)

Spring is when it is sunny, hot and rains every week; Summer is when it is unbearable hot, sunny and it rains every day (not all day long, but once every ...

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Italian Cantucci

Feb. 8, 2010, 1:50 p.m. | by Adriano Petrich | Categories: coffee dessert Italian sweet | comments

The Italian biscotti

Italians again. They are a very important influence in Sao Paulo, but not all Italians are created equal.

Every region has it’s special food and we have it plenty: pizza from Naples, panettone from Milan, last but not least pasta and cantucci from everywhere.

Slightly dry, sweet and filled with almonds with a crunch.

They were made ...

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Apple, cherries and rhubarb crostata

Jan. 27, 2010, 12:52 p.m. | by Adriano Petrich | Categories: dessert Italian pie | comments

The water

I have some pet peeves with pie fillings.

Fruits have plenty of water and cooking them releases all that water making the crust soggy.

One branch of though thinks that the solution is precooking. As expected I don’t think that that is the best solution (except in very specific dishes like tarte tartin).

Precooking fruits tends to remove ...

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