Buon Giorgno! Today, I was in need of some freshly baked comfort food for breakfast, but instead of the regular sweet breakfast, I was craving something savory and with a bit more of a kick to it. My wife normally bakes plain or chocolate chip scones for the family, that are then slathered with butter/clotted cream … Continue reading Breakfast Scones with Mortadella Bologna IGP and Grana Padano Cheese
Ladies and Gentlemen we are ready for Caputo Cup China-Taiwan 2019 on April 22-23 in Taipei at Expo Park Taipei We will always be the usual members of the main jury: Mr. Carmine Caputo (Caputo Croup Chairman) Mr. Sergio Miccu (President A.P.N. Neapolitan Pizza Association) Mr. Davide Civitillo (Neapolitan Pizza Word Champion) and me Salvatore … Continue reading Caputo Cup 2019 China-Taiwan Final
On my last trip to New Zealand, I had the opportunity to meet with Chef Kevin Morris, the founder of Dante’s Pizzeria. I remember eating at his very first shop over 10 years ago in Huapai, Auckland. Back then it was a very small shop; that served some great pizza. I recall asking him lots … Continue reading Best pizza in New Zealand
Together with two chefs from my restaurant, we took a rare break from our busy schedules and went for a late lunch at a seafood wet market located right by the sea (actually a lagoon), in Pasay City, Metro Manila. In this market you get to buy fresh seafood and then walk across the street, … Continue reading SEAFOOD WET MARKET & SEASIDE RESTAURANTS IN MANILA
When it comes to creating new dishes for my restaurant , there is no better place than to start in the farmers market for inspiration for my next tasty creation. You never know what you will find! Today I traveled over to Cubao Farmers Market in Araneta Center, Quezon City, to see what they had … Continue reading From Market to Table
Today I got the rare chance to explore a part of Manila that I haven't had a chance to see yet, together with my local chef. He told me about this special restaurant on Dian Street; Makati, called Aling Sosing’s Carinderia, which I’m told, is a very famous food stall in Manila. Walking closer to … Continue reading Trying Carinderia: street food in Manila
Good Morning! I do not know why, but I woke up this morning with a crazy desire of truffles! Perhaps it's because of the truffle xiao long bao (Shanghainese ravioli) I ate yesterday at Ding Tai Fung. Or maybe it's because Italy celebrates the truffle season around this time of the year, and I'm always … Continue reading Truffle Omelette
Who knows Japan understands what i'm talking about: Unagyu, Unagi - Eel domburi (grilled eel on rice). Today I do not want to talk about the usual restaurant where they serve Unagi, but instead, I'd like to introduce a piece of Japanese history: "Nodaiwa" One of 7 Michelin-starred Unagi restaurants in Tokyo. This Unagi restaurant … Continue reading The Best Unagi in Tokyo!!