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Simone Tempia's Valentine's menu for La Cucina Italiana – Italian Cuisine

The "Tales of Valentine". As Jimmy Fontana would have sung: "Love is not beautiful, if it is not a litigant". The creator of Italy's most famous butler, Lloyd, returns with one of his imaginary menus: fun, irreverent, intelligent. It makes us smile and reflect. As always

Late booking with a number of skipped floors

Selection of sliced ​​behaviors
Soft in character with rhetoric of the day

Orecchiette from merchant to concentrate of requests
Passatello frusto in heated soup

Details escaped with excuses fantasy
Rancori found in the reduction of romance
Great mess

Conversation mounted with impatient puffs and ambient frost

Understanding grown up to the clarification of intent
Sweet pampering of the house

Wines and liqueurs
Flute of Free Time Millesimato
Red of the Found Passion

Of Simone Tempia
Illustration by Jacopo Ruggine (

Simone Tempia was born in an industrious province of the Northwest in 1983. At the age of 14 he thought that all he wanted to do in life was to write. Since then he tries to make it work. He has a fairly interesting existence, two long dark mustache, writes for "Vogue Italia" and lives in the company of an imaginary butler named Lloyd.

Turkey Stew Recipe – La Cucina Italiana – Italian Cuisine

  • 650 g turkey meat cut into large dice
  • 200 g tomato fillets
  • 100 g bean sprouts
  • 100 g pitted green olives
  • 40 g hulled onion
  • parsley
  • olive oil
  • dry white wine
  • black pepper
  • salt

For the recipe of turkey stew, sauté the minced onion with 3 tablespoons of oil. Brown the meat and when it is well colored, moisten it with half a glass of wine, letting it evaporate over a high flame. Add the chopped tomato, the soy and the pitted olives. Add salt, pepper, cover and cook for about 30 minutes. Serve the stew sprinkled with finely chopped parsley.

February: grapefruit centrifuge – La Cucina Italiana – Italian Cuisine

Whether it is yellow and a little bitter or pink, slightly sweeter, the grapefruit it is a fruit that should not be lacking in our diet, especially if we are about to start a diet.
Rich in fiber and vitamins A, B, C and flavonoids, it has the ability to accelerate the transformation of fats into energy and is an excellent disinfectant of the digestive system.
Grapefruit seeds, finally, are used in the preparation of many natural medicines and not because they are powerful antibiotics. They are very effective against sore throats and coughs.


Grapefruit is rich in properties, but does not overuse it because if consumed in excess it can inhibit the absorption of some drugs. Always ask for your doctor's opinion.

Recipe of the grapefruit centrifuge

Also February as January will be a detox month and then at breakfast or snack stimulate your metabolism with a good centrifuge based on orange, grapefruit (better pink), carrot and lemon. To prepare it you simply peel the citrus fruit, a small piece of fresh ginger and carrots and then centrifuge everything. If you have time, also eliminate all seeds from fruit.
It is not necessary to sweeten because the carrot is already sweet enough.
If you like it, add a pinch of cinnamon.

Grapefruit is excellent to drink as a juice along with orange and lemon, and gives a special aroma to many sweet and savory dishes.
Have you ever tried it in salads, or with meat and fish?
Here are some recipes cooked on the stove of our redazineche we invite you to try.

5 recipes with grapefruit