As you know at this point I am on vacation somewhere in South East Asia, actually if everything goes according to plan I should be in Bangkok.
So today I present you a guest post from one of the first blogger I started following regularly: Manu from Manu’s Menu. I found Manu’s blog early on my blogging days: I was looking at pics for pasta carbonara to get inspiration for one of my first pic and her photo immediately captured my attention. I followed the link and I discovered her wonderful blog.
As I started following her blog regularly I discovered she was also Italian and living far away from home. I also discovered how warm and supportive she is. She has been one of my early supporters and has always been encouraging and helpful leaving me more nice comments than I can count!
And, of course, I love her recipes: how could I not love them? I especially love how she is recreating hard to find Italian dishes like focaccia, piadina, panini al latte and il panzerotto di luini (!!!) at home! I just wish I had her patience and her gift for photography.
Without further ado I give you MANU!!!
I was so thrilled when Pola asked me to write a post for her! Why?! Well, because I love her site. We have many things in common: we are both Italians living abroad and trying (hard) to maintain our Italian culinary traditions in places where we cannot always find all the ingredients we have grown up using and eating. It can be hard at times, but we also discover other cuisines along the way, which is great! Anyhow, this time I decided to keep up our Italian tradition and prepare one of my favourite Italian dishes for her: risotto. I found an authentic scamorza affumicata (smoked scamorza cheese) at the Italian store and I could not resist it. I love this lightly smoky cheese, especially melted on pizza, in a sandwich and in… risotto. Before I leave you to the recipe I want to THANK Pola for giving me the opportunity to be a guest over at her beautiful site and for being such a supportive and lovely fellow foodie and friend! Enjoy!
Thanks again Pola! Please, pass by An Italian Cooking in the Midwest and take your time to browse all the mouth-watering recipes that Pola has posted! You’ll get so hungry!!! Just enough to cook some risotto! 😉