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Mango and coconut soup, no cooking

Back in Shanghai after a short Italian break, I found the summer exploding in all its hot humidity. And between jet lag, temperature and an empty fridge this mango and coconut soup was the first thing I prepared. That just a blender is enough and you don’t have to cook anything. And with that exotic...

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Pasta with asparagus pesto

In Italy I didn’t often prepare pasta, when I can choose I prefer to eat something else. I won’t tell you then here in Shanghai! Apart from the shanghainese noodles that I adore (I must do them once) I completely snub it. But in front of the asparagus I had no doubts: a platter of...

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Pumpkin, mushrooms and chestnuts soup

Pumpkin, mushrooms and chestnuts soup: in a spoon all the flavors of autumn … Autumn here in Shanghai, however, is quite different from those I’m used to! On the market stalls there are cabbages, pumpkins of all kinds, mushrooms, persimmons, chestnuts, roasted chestnuts. But it’s hot, and the trees are still green. However, the general...

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Pumpkin, ginger and coconut soup

The pumpkin soup. The first recipe I do every Autumn when this incredibles vegetable turns back. Because with a soup I can taste it really well, without trimmings. Because it makes me up with the idea that the summer is ended. And because it’s so good!!!

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Sichaunese wontons in chilli oil sauce

The wontons. One of the first dishes that I tried when I came to China, thanks to which I had a positive feeling with this cuisine, today are here on this blog, in the Chengdu version. Dumplings filled with pork meat, seasoned with a sauce that is a joy of spices and aromas, that will...

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