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The Chinese New Year is coming: the dishes to celebrate it – Italian Cuisine

The Chinese New Year is coming: the dishes to celebrate it

It falls each year at a different time on our calendar, but always between January 21 and February 20. In this 2022 the celebrations for the Chinese New Year they start from February 1st and will last for the following 16 days, ending with the Lantern Festival. Two weeks full of celebrations, rites and events that welcome theyear of the Tiger, the sign of the Chinese zodiac that, in the next 12 months, will foster shrewdness and courage by replacing the Buffalo, a symbol of resilience, which accompanied us in 2021.

Great party on the table and in the street
Like all popular celebrations, the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, has its highlight in banquets to share with family and close friends in the name ofabundance: literal, with a number of superfine courses, but also metaphorical, with the use of ingredients that symbolize the prosperity. As for the western anniversary, the most magical evening is that of Vigil, with a rich man dinner among the domestic walls, lanterns to decorate streets and clubs and pyrotechnic games to illuminate the skies. To dominate mise en place and color arrangements Red, universal good luck charm.

Noodles, rice and dim sum
Unmissable on Chinese tables, they are no exception in festive ones: we are talking about noodles And dim sum. The former can be made of wheat, rice or potato starch, translucent like those of soy. The toppings are always rich with meat, mushrooms, dried fish, spring onions and spicy touches of chilli. THE dim sum are the typical ravioli, or jaozi, bundles, rolls and bao (soft sandwiches) with a thousand shapes and the most varied fillings. Also dishes based on enrich the table rice: sauteed with meat and vegetables or in the form of gnocchi (niangao), both salty and sweet, obtained from the "glutinous" one.

Sea and land specialties
Among the dishes that cannot be missed, the fish (whose word in Chinese sounds just like "abundance") and the finest fish specialties. Whether one of the most typical courses remains the controversial one shark fin soup (increasingly criticized because it puts sharks at risk of extinction), there is no lack of more sustainable alternatives such asabalone, particular monovalve mollusk, the oysters, i shrimp, lobsters and lobsters, sea ​​bass, groupers and freshwater varieties such as perch, steamed and finished with elaborate sauces. A curious specialty is the "Squirrel fish", one carp carved and fried, served still sizzling, which resembles the shape of the animal and produces a "creak" similar to a squeak. They come from the farmyard duck And chicken, who keep company with pig, a symbol of prosperity around the world. The meats can be used in soups, in the fillings of ravioli or, as mentioned, in the condiments of vermicelli, spaghetti or lamian, the special hand-rolled noodles. But also be marinated, glazed, lacquered, roasted, plated: many preparations for sumptuous dishes of earth that are mixed on the table to be shared among the diners, in perfect "sharing" style.

How to toast?
According to tradition, even during the holidays you dine at you or, at most, sipping distillates of rice or other cereals. As the Fenjiu, made with sorghum, barley and peas, aged in terracotta jars, with which to toast at the restaurant Dao di Roma which, in its Christmas Eve menu, offers among others i Baozi Cha Sha Bao, small bundles of soft dough. However, in recent years, even in China, an increasing interest in wine has been developing and the most refined restaurants are starting, even here, to offer highly respectable bottles. Thus, in Milan Bon Wei combines a selection of Amaroni from the Historical Families, the Association that brings together the most important and ancient wineries of Valpolicella: an unexpected but successful marriage with dishes such as crispy yellow grouper with black garlic, duck Yan Shui boiled "water and salt", the rib of beef Guo Qiao with black pepper and taro, a battered and fried tuber, served with a pork and chili sauce. Brianza MU Fish, Nova Milanese's address for Asian fusion cuisine, accompanies the dim sum of its celebratory menu with the effervescence of Lambrusco Doc Spumante. Two proposals very much in line with what is happening in the East, where reds are much more appreciated than whites. Although we (and many sommeliers) would like to recommend a great Classic Method, from Franciacorta to Trentodoc. For a cheers … to the health of the Tiger!

Francesca Romana Mezzadri
January 2022

Christmas and New Year with author delivery – Italian Cuisine




Christmas and New Year with author delivery

The holiday lunch arrives directly at home: it seems like a dream, the bell rings and here is the dinner already prepared, without destroying the kitchen – and destroying us. And what if he, the chef, arrives with the ready-made dishes?


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The holiday period is one of the most stressful of the year, albeit in a benevolent sense: the search for gifts, relatives to invite and welcome, the tree and the table to be set to think about, the menu … oh mom, there's also the menu! We are not all superheroes in the kitchen and in these turbulent days we would like to relax, perhaps with a few less thoughts… and this is where restaurants and chefs come to our rescue. In the form of luxury delivery or even in person!
The very good – and very organized – Daniel Canzian, in Milan, offers two Tasting menus of the Holidays at home, a dozen or more delights signed by the good chef designed for dinner on the 24th (or lunch on the 25th) and for the evening of December 31st. They are available for collection at the restaurant (DanielCanzian, via San Marco corner via Castelfidardo in Milan, Tel. +02 63793837), or they can be delivered to your home by the restaurant staff, ready to heat. Daniel will not abandon you: the chef's instructions for completing the dishes will arrive directly via audio on WhatsApp from whoever makes the delivery. There is no shortage of wine pairing suggestions, which can be ordered at the same time. Reservations for Christmas must be received by December 22nd, those for New Year's Eve dinner by December 29th. Menus can be purchased on Emporio DanielCanzian, where you will find all the info.

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Michelin-starred gastronomy for another great chef, Claudio Sadler, which offers a series of dishes to create your perfect festive dinner, with the mix of tradition, international products and innovation that sets it apart. Just go to the site sadler.it and select the choices to "design" a holiday menu as we want it and they will deliver it to your home (even on Cosaporto.it).

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Lean and no-frills creativity even at Christmas: the chef Matias Perdomo of ROC Rosticceria Origine Contraste signs a menu consisting of four courses chosen by him. On the site of Cosaporto.it you can buy the magical box of the Holidays, single-portion, which offers delicious delikatessen. A virtual rotisserie that will arrive directly at your home. All dishes need a few minutes' regeneration in the oven, the practical packaging (in biodegradable trays) will allow you to have dinner ready without dirtying even a pan.

Also Filippo La Mantia uses the useful platform of Cosaporto.it to propose two complete menus for the occasion, one for Christmas Eve, à la carte, where you can choose the dishes with which to delight your guests, and one for the Christmas lunch, consisting of 5 courses, to taste a selection of dishes of the Sicilian tradition. Flawless Tommaso Arrigoni of the Innocenti Evasioni restaurant successfully re-proposes its Christmas Box 2021, which can be ordered – with collection only on 24/12 and 31/12 – by writing to ristorante@innocentievasioni.com
The more ethnic-centric will love an off-traditional menu like the Japanese-Brazilian one of the talented chef Roberto Okabe of his Finger's Garden and Finger's Roma as delivery and take away. On fingersrestaurants.com/delivery

A chef who cooks for you in your home is no longer a mirage. Emporio Armani Restaurant And Nobu offer an impeccable catering service: the chef will prepare your favorite dishes from the kitchen of Emporio Armani Ristorante and Nobu Milano for your family and guests, also taking care of the mise en place. If you want, you will also find proposals for an aperitif by Armani Restaurants. For those who prefer to organize themselves, delivery and take away are also available, with the august presence of the fantastic Christmas Cake. Reservations on reservations.restaurants@giorgioarmani.it, by phone at 02.62312680 or on WhatsApp 347.294.4434

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For those who are not looking for an entire menu but want to integrate their own with two / three delicious dishes, or will spend a party as a couple and do not want to overdo it, the chef Andrea Cutillo di Particolare Milano offers a wide choice of gourmet Christmas dishes for two, to be completed at home. Delivery throughout Italy (3 working days, Milan and hinterland in 48 hours). For info: WhatsApp 0247755016.

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Bubbles and panettone, if they were not included in your delivery, cannot be missing. At this point, whatever your choice was, you just have to prepare the house by arranging here and there backsplashes of oranges and apples which, with some cinnamon biscuit strategically positioned together with small bowls of dried fruit, they will perfume the party air. And on New Year's Eve don't forget a few sprigs of mistletoe. Your chef's table will be a hit.

December 2021
Francesca Tagliabue

Posted on 18/12/2021


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what to cook on the shortest day of the year – Italian Cuisine

what to cook on the shortest day of the year

From Swedish sweets to Palermo arancine, here are the traditions in the kitchen for December 13th

“Santa Lucia, the shortest day there is”, says a proverb. And, in fact, the 13 December is known as the shortest day of the year (or the longest night) even if in reality this is no longer the case since, with the transition to the Gregorian calendar, the winter solstice it falls a week later, on December 21st.

Santa Lucia, what to cook on the shortest day there is

Short or long, we always find time to cook and celebrate by making this day magical, especially for i children. It is they in fact who, in the night between 12 and 13 December, eagerly await the arrival of Saint Lucia which, according to legend, will pass from house to house on the back of a donkey leaving treats and gifts to the little ones.

What to prepare special? The traditions in the kitchen linked to Saint Lucia are different and numerous.

Lussekatter, the Swedish sweets of Saint Lucia

December 13th is a very heartfelt holiday in Sweden where it is usual to prepare the Lussekatter, the cats of Saint Lucia: these are soft sweets whose shape resembles the rolled tail of a cat, characterized by an unmistakable aroma of saffron, a spice that with its yellow color illuminates the darkest night of the year. Here is the recipe to prepare them.

From the eyes of Saint Lucia to the arancine, the traditions for December 13 in Italy

The saint of light is also celebrated in certain areas of Italy: in Puglia it is tradition to do the eyes of Saint Lucia, little ones taralli to wine covered with a sugar glaze, a preparation that we explain here with some tips for children to participate.

In Sicily, in Palermo, Santa Lucia is the day of the arancine. Popular tradition dictates that, out of devotion, neither bread nor pasta should be eaten throughout the day. All the bakeries in the city are closed and the predominant ones are the fry shops. Also in Palermo, but also in Syracuse, on 13 December and mainly at home, it is customary to taste the sit, an ancient sweet made with boiled wheat with ricotta cream. If you want to know more, here is the recipe to prepare it.

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