Recipes

THE 4 PASTAS OF ROME

THE 4 PASTAS OF ROME // The KItchy Kitchen
Your impression of La Dolce Vita says a lot about where you are in life. Do you find it exotic and romantic? Frustrating and vapid? Nostalgic and bitter sweet? The film covers seven episodes in a gossip rag journalist’s life. Seven nights, seven mornings, seven hills in Rome, the seven sins – there’s a lot of allegorical, metaphorical stuff going […]
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CLASSIC TIRAMISU

CLASSIC TIRAMISU // The Kitchy Kitchen
There’s a little trattoria in a quiet corner of Rome called Da Felice a Testaccio. It’s a local spot, buzzing with all kinds of conversation, where plates of cacio e pepe and roasted lamb over crisp potatoes float past at nose level. It’s been there since 1936, and it feels like it. There’s a simplicity to everything that creates an […]
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CARDAMOM ICED COFFEE

CARDAMOM ICED COFFEE // The Kitchy Kitchen
Turkish coffee has a reputation for being dark, rich, and steeped in tradition. Since the sixteenth century, coffee was considered the “milk of chess players and thinkers” and played a vital role in Ottoman gender relations. In-laws would judge a future bride by the sweetness of her coffee, and after a guest finished their cup, they would place it upside-down […]
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SIMPLE TOMATO PASSATO

SIMPLE TOMATO PASSATO // The Kitchy Kitchen
Tomato passato (or passata, depending on who you ask) is one of the foundational ingredients in Italian cuisine. It’s not quite a tomato puree or a tomato paste, but a simple sauce that can be punched up or kept simple. The key is fresh, meaty tomatoes with lots of flavor. One of my favorite meals in Florence was a simple […]
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COCOS FRESCOS

COCOS FRESCOS // The Kitchy Kitchen
If you’ve driven around LA, you’ve seen those rainbow beach umbrellas perched on neighborhood corners. It looks like a fruit stand, but if you go behind the cart, it’s much more. Lime, salt, chili, all combined with the fresh fruit of your choice in a plastic bag. On a hot day, there is nothing better. I’ve careened across a few […]
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PINK GRAPEFRUIT SHANDIES

PINK GRAPEFRUIT SHANDIES // The Kitchy Kitchen
I’m not one who encourages adulterating your beer – but for a Shandy, I make an exception. A shandy is a Floridian invention.  Apparently at an event the beer was running low, so to help it stretch they added lemonade.  Or this is a hilariously low rent retelling of Jesus turning water into wine.  Either way, the party continued thanks […]
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CUSTARD SCRAMBLED EGGS

CUSTARD SCRAMBLED EGGS // The Kitchy Kitchen
I’ve always been a crispy scrambled eggs person – I love when they get a bit of a golden brown crust on the bottom. But I’ve recently learned to appreciate the beauty of perfectly custard-y scrambled eggs. They’re a bit decadent, and so delicate. On top of some buttered toast with a sprinkling of herbs, they make the perfect bite. […]
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EPIC PISTACHIO LAYER CAKE

EPIC PISTACHIO LAYER CAKE // The Kitchy Kitchen
Hello, welcome to my favorite cake. If you follow me on instagram , you know that I’m a pistachio freak (really, really fought the urge to say “nut” there, so, you’re welcome for me showing some restraint) because I ate a minimum of one pistachio gelato every day of my honeymoon. I ate about 20 pistachio gelatos in two weeks […]
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ORANGE BLOSSOM

ORANGE BLOSSOM // The Kitchy Kitchen
A mimosa is grand an all, but sometimes you want something with a little more oomph. The Orange Blossom does just that. Adding a bit of gin for bite and chamomile rosemary syrup, this low key drink works equally well for brunch as it does for evening cocktails. Plus, the little chamomile flowers are just too pretty.  INGREDIENTS 1 ounce […]
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SHRIMP BURGER WITH WAKAME SLAW

SHRIMP BURGER WITH WAKAME SLAW  // The Kithcy Kitchen
Shrimp toast is one of my favorite things ever, so I figured, why not switch out the toast for burger buns? The shrimp burgers are filled with fresh herbs and bright flavors and when topped with a crunchy wakame (seaweed salad) and spicy sriracha. I am practically addicted, I love this combination so much.  I might even try rolling the […]
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