Friday, February 21, 2014

"Rosa di Parma" Pork Tenderloin

An adaptation to the classic "Rosa di Parma" made with pork tenderloin stuffed with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto. In my case I do not wrap the outside too with Prosciutto, but only use it inside, and I prefer to rub the meat with a classic garlic-rosemary-sage mixture. Very tasty and ready in no time!

Open your pork tenderloin cutting it in a spiral and layer shaved Parmigiano and Prosciutto on one side

Roll and tie to keep the shape while cooking

Nothing screams "Italian Roast Meat" like the combination of garlic, rosemary and sage!

Rub the outside of your roast with olive oil and the herb mixture

Brown the outside in a skillet that can then go in the oven, to reach an internal temperature of 145F (don't evercook your pork!) and let rest for about 5 minutes before slicing

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A tribute to Sicily tonight on our table!

This is what I call Pasta Siciliana, because I learned the basic recipe from a dear Sicilian friend of mine (her name is Daniela but we call her Dadra) who is now an amazing pastry chef instructor in Catania, Sicily.

Classic Sicilian ingredients: sundried tomatoes, breadcrumbs, raisins and more…all minced together in an explosion of flavors!

This pasta has all the colors, the flavors, the passion that belong to that beautiful island, and even if I adapted the original recipe a little bit, it gives me great pleasure to humbly try to bring a little bit of that magic sunny place to my kitchen, and possibly to yours too!
Ciao Dadra! E grazie mille…

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine's Special!

The name CUCINAMORE comes from merging together the words CUCINA (kitchen) and AMORE (love).

For Valentine’s Day a Cucinamore Gift Certificate is a great idea for those who share the love for authentic Italian food with their significant other!
Whether it’ll be just the two of you, or you prefer to put together a few couples of friends, allow me to come to your kitchen (Leesburg and vicinity) and show you how to prepare, together, one of my “Amore Cooking Class” menus for couples:
"Seafood Lovers"

 and "Rustic Love"

$60.00 per person, min. 2 participants (other options available upon request)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Great Afternoon at Carrie's Cooking Class!

 Had an awesome time this afternoon at Carrie's kitchen for this pre-Super Bowl cooking class! Great group of ladies, very relaxed atmosphere, and hopefully some good food ideas that I had a chance to share with them! Thank you for the opportunity and the warm welcome, ladies! And thank you for allowing me to post your pics!

Crostino con Crema di Cannellini al Rosmarino e Salame Veneto

Risotto ai Funghi

Scaloppine al Limone e Salvia (Lemon and Sage Chicken Scaloppine)