If you watch The Morning Show on channel 7, it’s likely that you’ve seen us galavanting around Italy stuffing our faces full of the most amazing pasta! We were incredibly lucky to be invited by Barilla to attend and judge the world pasta championships. And since we were in Italy, we thought the best way to bring home the authentic flavours to our viewers was to create a mini series for The Morning Show, “Sammy and Bella’s Italian Feast”.
Our trip started with a tour of the Barilla pasta . . . → Read More: Sammy and Bella travel to Italy to visit Parma, Italy. The home of Barilla and Italy’s best Pasta
All I have to say is WOW! This was by far my most enjoyable dish this year… well so far, but to be honest it will be nearly impossible to beat. I ate this dish in Vernazza, Italy, which happens to be my favourite place in the world. Vernazza is a small town part of the Cinque Terre coastline in northern Italy. Its located in the Liguria region which is famous for its basil, olive oil, pine nuts, focaccia and of course seafood!
I’ve been to Vernazza twice and . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Tagliatelle with bottarga and mussels, from Vernazza, Italy
I’ve just come home from an amazing trip to Italy. I really had to pinch myself… not only was I on the spectacular amalfi coast, but I was also eating some of the most delicious food I’ve ever tasted. The very best lemons in Italy are grown here, in fact the town of Sorrento is famous for its limoncello, which has a DOP (Protected Designation of Origin). Our hotel was right opposite a lemon grove, which sold home made limoncello. The bad news is that even though I bought . . . → Read More: Bella’s Delizia Al Limone from Sorrento, as seen on The Morning Show
It’s comfort food time and who can say no to mac n cheese? This is a proper mac n cheese, as opposed to a mac n cheesy béchamel, aka cheesy white sauce, which most recipes call for. It’s a little more expensive to cook it this way, with pretty much just pasta and cheese, but it’s a real treat when done properly! And hey, if you’re going to treat yourself you might as well do it properly!
Wine is very important in this dish as the acidity stops the cheese . . . → Read More: Bella’s easy peasy mac ‘n’ cheesy, as seen on Food For Life
So, I went to America and I fell in love. Love at first taste with Old Bay spice mix. The celery salt ridden pearl of southern seafood cooking was absolutely delicious. One of my favourite memories was hanging out by the wharf in DC, eating freshly boiled Chesapeake Bay crabs off a table covered in newspaper. It’s messy, delicious business. The crab was oh-so-sweet but the best bit was the old bay. We mixed up an artery-clogging (but so worth it) dipping sauce of simple melted butter with . . . → Read More: Bella’s Popcorn Shrimp (don’t stop til you pop!), as seen on The Morning Show
So we’re back to our series on the delicious food of USA, and today we’re heading south to New Orleans, the home of gumbo. It may look like there’s a lot of ingredients, but trust me, it’s easy to make. The best part is that this recipe serves 8, so you’ll be chowing down on leftovers for a while! The great thing about gumbo is that you can put almost anything and everything in it! Some people like to use aligator, rabbit and other game meats. I just love the . . . → Read More: Bella’s Best Ever Gumbo, as seen on The Morning Show
Essentially, a philly cheese steak is just that – a sandwich filled with cheese and steak. What makes it so famous is the perfect balance of flavour between the micro thinly sliced beef and the deliciously melted provolone cheese. Provolone is classic in this dish, so make sure you seek it out. Grilled onions are a must, and some like to add mushrooms or capsicums to the mix but i like to keep it simple with the onions.
The tricky thing can be slicing the meat wafer thin. You can . . . → Read More: Bella’s Philly Cheesesteak (worth every calorie!) as seen on The Morning Show
I’ve just got back from a trip to the USA and ate SOOOOOOOO much good food! American food isn’t just about fast food and burgers… there are so many delicious dishes (some healthy, some more of a treat) from so many mini food cultures across different states.
From the classic Texan chili, to baja fish tacos from California, to Louisiana jambalaya, to Maryland crab cakes, to New York buffalo wings with blue cheese dip, the list of American food to explore is seemingly endless.
I’m going to spend the next . . . → Read More: Bella’s Californian Black Bean dip with Jalapeños, as seen on The Morning Show
After a long delayed flight from our trip to the Yucatan peninsula and an uninspiring airport burger at TGI Fridays (which, as it tuned out was the cause of just one of many “explosions” in our group on this journey) we have finally arrived in the big smoke – Mexico City.
It’s crowded, smelly, dirty and I LOVE it! The streets are heaving with people crowding around one street food vendor after another, spilling out of restaurants and having a blast in bars – a sure sign that good . . . → Read More: Bella’s Backpacker Diary: Mexico City
My backpacking adventure to the Americas has just begun and I’m shaking with excitement. I can only afford 2 weeks away so I’m packing in as many foodie adventures as possible! I’ll be visiting Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico City), Cuba and NYC and reporting back with all the details!
On my flight from Dallas to Cancun I sat next to Alex, an American born Mexican who is a very keen home cook. We talk about food non stop for hours, which is the only stranger-on-a-plane chit . . . → Read More: Bella’s Backpacking Adventures: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico