Alright so this is not necessarily an 'Italian Platter', but my love for platters as meals definitely stems from my Italian heritage. The only component of this platter that's not Italian is the hummus and pita bread (maybe carrot sticks???). Other aspects may be more French, however I have a French great-grandmother and am not too fastidious when it comes to separating the two.
Whether you're having them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack, one can rarely go wrong with this South African classic - the Braai Broodjie. "But, Em, these just look like toasted sandwiches...", you may be saying, however the essential difference is that these smokey holiday treats are toasted over coals and not in … Continue reading Holiday Food Part 1: Braai Broodjies
Some of the greatest things on earth come from the humble potato. Think about it...Vodka, fries, potato chips (or 'crisps'), and my personal favourite: gnocchi. For those of you who are in the dark, gnocchi is an Italian dish and is basically small dumplings made from potatoes, flour, and eggs. It sounds simple and that's … Continue reading Homemade Gnocchi Two-Ways
One of my favourite things to do during the holidays is to take a drive through the Midlands, exploring the various shops and restaurants along the way...