Italian food

How to Cook Italian (for Londoners)

Japanese, Thai, Indian, Chinese, French, Italian… what are you going to have for dinner today?

Well, I bet that almost everyone loves Italian food. I mean, how can’t you love it?! But Italian food it’s not only pizza, pasta or meatballs. We have tons and tons of amazing recipes.

Italian food

Sometimes I really do miss all the awesome dishes that I used to ate in my hometown, so, after moving to London I’ve decided to learn how to cook and bake all the things I love and I can’t find here (and, yes, I have to say that I’m very lucky since my fiance’ is a chef)

Here comes How to Cook Italian (for Londoners). We’ll tell you how to cook authentic Italian food at home and where to find the best ingredients. And, if you’re italian like us, you’re more than welcome! I’ve spent months before finding out where to buy the best (and affordable) burrata, so maybe we can share some tips and help each other.

Let’s start this new adventure!

(Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!)


7 thoughts on “How to Cook Italian (for Londoners)

    • Alessia D'Urso says:

      Thank you so much Nat! I’m sure that finding authentic Italian ingredients will be easier in Paris than in London 🙂 (Anyway, I love your blog 🙂 Maybe because we’re both expats, but mostly because I love Paris and I’ve been there almost one million times, so far) Thanks for passing by! x

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      • yourparisian says:

        Thank you, that means a lot! 🙂 Yes, there quite a few Italian specialty stores and restaurants here where I can find Italian ingredients, so I can’t wait to add some of your recipes to my “must try” list! P.S. London is pretty awesome too! 🙂

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      • Alessia D'Urso says:

        If you say so… I’m already in love with Paris, I can’t love London in the same way 😉
        Anyway, a friend told me about a certain Cooperativa Cisternino in Paris, they have several shops around the city (a mix between a fromagerie and a charcuterie) have you tried it? I’ve been to the Poisonniere branch (I know you live in the 18eme, but please don’t ever go to their shop in Poisonniere) and they were so rude that I left the shop without buying anything.
        P.S. please, please, please, write as much as you can about Paris, I need inspiration for my next trip 🙂


  1. Luca Marchiori says:

    As an Italian who has spent most of his life abroad, but now has returned home, I am often surprised, shocked, and then amazed at what passes for Italian food outside Italy: even if it’s cooked in restaurants by real Italians, like us! I’ve always thought that French wine tastes better in France—perhaps because they choose to keep the best stuff at home—and maybe Italian food is the same.
    Last night, I was looking at the website of a very popular ‘Italian’ chain restaurant in the USA and was almost in tears at the sight of the heavy, mostly fried, mostly covered in cheese or cream sauce, items on the menu. It just bore no resemblance to the kind of food I have been used to eating all my life.
    I am really looking forward to your blog posts and to learning something about your food. We are from opposite ends of a country that takes regional food very seriously (I was born in Venice and live in Tuscany). We should start a two-person campaign to open people’s minds and palates to real Italian food: it’s so much nicer.

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  2. Alessia D'Urso says:

    Ciao Luca!

    I’m not a food blogger (I’m taking the first steps towards blogging) nor a cook, I’m just passionate (extremely?) about food and yes, I agree with you when you say that we take regional food very seriously (I’m half sardinian and half apulian, I’ve spent almost all my life in Bari before moving to London, guess which one is the best cuisine in the world for me?)
    But, thanks to my fiance’ (he’s from Rome) I’ve learnt a lot of things about authentic Roman cuisine (did you know that you should use pasta corta for the carbonara instead of spaghetti or anything else?) but most importantly I’ve learnt that we need A LOT of space in our fridge for the guanciale.
    Anyway, I like the idea of a two-person campaign! Let me think about it. 🙂
    I look forward to your blog posts and to learning something new about Tuscan cuisine too!


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