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We ate the new My Selection with Bastianich (dreaming of a glass of wine) – Italian Cuisine

We ate the new My Selection with Bastianich (dreaming of a glass of wine)

The My Selection hamburger line created by Joe Bastianich for Mc Donald's has reached its third edition with two new recipes and a great confirmation. The best seller My Selection BBQ is confirmed for the third year without changing the recipe: 100% bovine from Italian farms, sauce based on Red Onion of Tropea Calabria PGI and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI, with seasoned gouda cheese, coleslaw sauce, crispy bacon and salad.
Brand new instead My Selection Chicken Pepper with 100% Italian breaded chicken breast, Pecorino Toscano DOP, salad, tomato, three pepper sauce and bread with sesame seeds and My Selection Asiago DOP & Bacon with burgers of 100% beef from Italian farms, Asiago DOP, salad, crispy bacon, caramelized onion sauce, Caesar sauce and bread with sesame and poppy seeds.

They are already in 600 Mc Donald's restaurants, but we could not miss the opportunity to elbow the crowd that gathered today at the Base in Milan to try them together with Bastianich, just like in advertising. And even if we ate it comfortably seated at a table while Joe tasted them running between a photo and an interview, we can confirm his visceral love for hamburgers. That when he was a child, it was his parents' prize to tell him that he had done well, but also the perfect food to feel a bit more American and shorten distances with others.
Here's how he told us about his two new recipes of the project thanks to which McDonald's will buy 300 tons of PDO and PGI ingredients this year.

In the recipes of the new My Selection we have Asiago DOP and Pecorino Toscano DOP, why did you choose these cheeses?
"Tuscan pecorino because it is pleasantly savory, Asiago because it is sweeter, softer. Both are creamy, dark and ideal for filling a sandwich, but have very different characteristics .

How did they influence the choice of the other ingredients?
«In reality for me the basis from which to start is always the meat. Then come the cheeses, sauces and other ingredients such as bacon .

And what about bread?
«For me, the bread must be absolutely soft and sweet. Bread is fundamental .

Inspired by our new American magazine, we have imagined the perfect match between hamburger and wine, but now we want to know your expert opinion (Joe Bastianich produces wines in Friuli Venezia Giulia).
"The combination of wine and hamburger is something already very loved and explored in America. There cheeseburger and cabernet is a great classic. But I recommend choosing it based on the meat. With a beef burger like the one we are eating now, I suggest a Rosso di Montalcino. With chicken, on the other hand, a good white wine like my Vespa Bianco from Cantine Bastianich .

Self? Yes, but we trust!

Taleggio risotto (and a glass of wine) with friends – Italian Cuisine

Taleggio risotto warms the evening with its taste and creaminess. Here's how to prepare it and enjoy it with wine

All the summer illusions are definitively dormant with the arrival of solar time, and then all that remains is to make the best of a bad luck and start to write down all the reasons why you should be happy (despite) the arrival of winter. The first that comes to mind is the pleasure of to cook for friends. Are you aware of those evenings when you are all together, laughing and telling each other your last romance, in front of a good glass of wine? Which dish better than a risotto lends itself to such an evening? And specifically, a Taleggio Cheese Risotto, a rich and creamy cheese, which gives a softness and something velvety to every dish? And then the risotto with taleggio is a unique dish, full of taste and satiating, which solves the evening by itself. And it is perfect to combine with a full-bodied but elegant red glass, as can be a Pinot Noir or a Barolo.

Taleggio Cheese Risotto


The Taleggio cheese it's a cheese soft paste with the washed rind that is made with cow's milk, perfect to use in the kitchen to flavor gnocchi, crepes or a plate of polenta. It is also excellent in purity, at the end of a meal, and becomes a very popular dish if accompanied with onion jam, pumpkin or fig and walnut compote. Now let's see how to use this cheese to make risotto.

The recipe for risotto with taleggio

Ingredients for 4 people: 350 g Carnaroli rice, 200 g taleggio cheese, 1 shallot, a knob of butter, a glass of white wine, vegetable broth q.b., Parmesan, salt.

Method: first simmer the vegetable stock, then peel and slice the shallot. Put the knob of butter in a pan and when it is melted add the shallot and let it brown. Once browned, put the rice and toast it for three minutes. Then add the wine and let it evaporate. Then add the broth, one ladle at a time and cook until the rice is al dente. Season with salt and add the taleggio cheese into slices. Mix well and finish with a sprinkling of Parmesan. Serve the risotto with Taleggio cheese still steaming.

In the tutorial some tips for a perfect risotto

A joy in the glass: here are the cocktails inspired by Ferrero chocolates – Italian Cuisine

From the Mon Chéri to the Ferrero Rocher. The special drink recipes developed by the bartender Michele Celozzi

The countdown has now – more or less officially – begun. If nothing else, for the most avid fans of reindeer, snow, gift packages and various songs, they can't wait to rearrange their own sapling in the living room. Yeah, this year too Christmas is approaching by leaps and bounds, with its usual load of good intentions and various and possible illuminations. And so, together with the tour de force of dinners with relatives / colleagues / gym mates / landing neighbors, the "hot" season of the chocolate, ready to enter our apartments in every conceivable form possible.

They know it well, of course, at home Ferrero, where even this year the ad hoc proposals for the Christmas period are certainly not lacking. This is the start of the new Ferrero Rocher Ball, a lovely sphere with golden tones filled – as the name suggests – of the famous pralines. It then passes through the Kinder Advent Calendar, that hides a little chocolate-based surprise behind every numbered window, and one arrives at his majesty la Nutella, covered for the occasion with a special party sweater.

A range of options that adds some pleasant brushstrokes of novelty to the most tried and tested confectionery traditions, in short. But what would happen if, in the run-up to Christmas, the Ferrero pralines leaped from the living room tray and decided to dive directly into the glass? To ask the tantalizing question was the bartender Michele Celozzi of the Penelope at Home from Milan, who decided to create a series of very special ones drink inspired by the four most famous pralines of Ferrero. From the very golden Rocher to the energetic Pocket Coffee, from the candid Raffaello to the intriguing Mon Chéri. Here are the recipes for these cocktails, for a toast to taste.

Gold Touch – inspired by Ferrero Rocher

· 30 ml Caribbean Blend Rum

· 40 ml Hazelnut liqueur

· 20 ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice

· 1.5 teaspoons of Hazelnut Paste and Fondue with Ferrero Rocher

· Seal: Ferrero Rocher wafer

Espresso – inspired by Pocket Coffee

· 45 ml Smooth Vodka

· 15 ml Patron Xo Cafe Tequila

· Espresso Pocket Coffee

· Espresso

· 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup

· Seal: Pocket Coffee and Coffee Powder

Cherry Fizz – inspired by Mon Chéri

· 1 x Sugar Cube

· Cherry puree in Whiskey and Bitter

· 40 ml Whiskey Rye

· 10 ml Bourbon whiskey

· 1/2 teaspoon of Cherry liqueur

· Soda

· Topping: Mon Chéri and Cherries

White Christmas – inspired by Raffaello (non-alcoholic)

· 70 ml Home Made Coco Choco Rice (Raffaello Chocolate Fondue with Coconut Milk and Rice)

· 60 ml Fresh Pineapple Extract

· 10/15 ml Condensed Milk

· 15 ml Lime juice

· Topping: Raffaello and coconut flour

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