Fresh, Locally Sourced Ingredients

Authentic Italian Dishes

Mouthwatering Combinations

All Freshly Prepared For You

And Something a Little Naughty Too...

LA CUCINA DI FRANCESCA BLOG

Our homemade salsa sauces

Welcome to my kitchen, or mia cucina when cooking Italian food.  When la cucina was first thought of the idea was to provide good Italian food that people could enjoy at home without having to cook it themselves. Although Italians happily buy good quality dried pasta...

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Chicken mozzarella

  Chicken mozzarella with tomato salsa (4 portions) Suitable for Salsa Pomarola, Salsa Arrabiatta, Salsa Leggero and Salsa Rosmarino Pre-heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/425F/gas mark 7. Take 4 medium chicken breast and lightly flatten them with a rolling pin - put some...

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Recipe ideas using homemade salsa

Mixed seafood in homemade salsa Suitable for Salsa Pomarola, Salsa Arrabiatta, Salsa Leggero and Salsa Rosmarino Prepare and clean a variety of fish and shellfish such as cod, mussels, clams, prawns & squid (approximately 500gms finished weight) and refrigerate until...

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Wines from Friuli in Northeast Italy

Northeast Italy - the stretch of country between Venice and the Alps, Lake Garda and Slovenia is really three wine making regions.  Trentino-Alto Adige, Northern Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The variety of wines from these areas reflects the diversity of the...

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Venetian biscuits

Venice is very dear to my heart and I love the way they hold to their cultural and culinary traditions. The co-existence of different traditions and cultures has led to a hodgepodge of the classic Venetian biscuits with the richer and more elaborate delicacies of the...

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Italian regional dishes – Friulan specialities

Friuli is a melting pot of cultures and its borders have altered over many years. It sits between Austria and Slovenia and there is an overlap of ethnicities, traditions and cooking. It has three distinct geographical areas, each has their own distinct culinary...

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Fresh, Locally Sourced Ingredients

Authentic Italian Dishes

Mouthwatering Combinations

All Freshly Prepared For You

And Something a Little Naughty Too...