Hi, welcome to my small kitchen in Genoa!
My name is Enrica, I was born and bred in Genoa.
My mother and my grandmother, two great cooks, put skillets and spoons in my hands since I was tall enough to get to the cookers and taught me to love through cooking.
As M.F. K. Fisher’s writes in the foreword to The Gastronomical Me:
It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the other.
I trust in genuine, seasonal food, farmed as close as possible. I trust in the value of our time, especially when spent in making things with care and love.
I decided to open this blog to report my personal journey into the culinary heritage of the Italian Riviera, also by sharing our family recipes.
I will tell you about some slow food stories of the typical products of Liguria and of the brave people who, day by day, fight to keep alive our cultural identity.
I will also share with you my favorite places here in Genoa where to eat, drink or shop local food.
I hope you will enjoy my recipes, try them, leave comments and suggestions.
If you come to Genoa and wish to make a foodie tour and discover our old historical shops or the best places to taste Genoese street food like focaccia, farinata & Co. please write me and I will be available to be your personal food guide and shopper for a day!