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MrsMacchi’s Truffled Dwarf Peaches Serving Suggestion

April 2, 2013

TRUFFLED DWARF PEACHES … WITH CHEESE!

Mrs Macchi’s Truffled Dwarf Peaches Serving Suggestion

I love Truffled Dwarf Peaches with everything but mostly I love them on their own.
Here is how I had them on Sunday night after dinner: as a side dish with our cheeses. “Miss Diva” appeared elegantly in whole and sliced on top of Gorgonzola. I can tell you that at that moment, I was as happy as Gorgonzola was! (more…)

 

MrsMacchi’s recipe with Grana Padano

March 26, 2013

Grana-Padado
Spinach salad with parmigiano Grana Padano – Picture taken by Montreal photographer Vadim Daniel

Previously today I showed you how you can really enjoy having parmigiano on it's own without hardly any preparation! I will now show you one of my favorite recipes, with my favorite parmigiano cheese, The Grana Padano. I really love this cheese, it is similar to the reggiano but creamier. This cheese is off course a cheese that we supply our clients with here at Macchi Inc. It is important for me to let you all know that we do not import our cheeses ourselves since we  do not have any cheese quotas. What we import here at Macchi Inc. is the Citterio brand, bottarga and truffles and in the future hopefully we will import more.

Baby spinach salad with strawberries and Grana Padano

Baby spinach salad w. Parmigiano Grana Padano - Picture taken by Montreal Photographer Vadim Daniel
Baby spinach salad w. Grana Padano – Picture taken by Montreal Photographer Vadim Daniel

This is a perfect light salad with lots of flavour, assemble in a bowl: Baby spinach leaves, sliced strawberry’s and some Grana padano shavings. For this, all you need to add is a little  cracked black pepper, evoo and some balsamic vinegar. There  is no need to add any salt because the parmiggiano brings all the salt you need to the dish. Buon Appetitio! As usual, let me know how you liked it or if you made your own recipe, don't hesitate to share it with me.

 

Truffle Oil Macchi Family Serving Suggestions

September 1, 2010

Truffled Vinaigrette Recipe, Photo by Vadim Daniel

Summer is by far my favorite time of the year!

I love the heat and when I say that I really mean it, it can never get to hot and if it does you will never hear me complaining.

Even though I am born and raised in Sweden, Stockholm to be more precise, and have lived in Montreal for the past 13 years, I am not a person that has enjoyed the cold weather. The winter activities are fun though but as we all know with work and our daily working and household schedules we don’t get to enjoy them as often as we all would wish we could.

Having that said; I do enjoy the cooking more in summer, we are able to use more of our local products and produce and I also love shopping at the Jean Talon market.

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A Dinner At Home Using Freshly Arrived Summer Truffles

April 28, 2010

Paolo's Summer Truffles Recipe

This evening I was in the mood to have an earthy meal for dinner. Knowing that the fresh summer truffles just arrived this morning at Macchi Inc., I decided to ask Paolo if he could do his magic tonight, and prepare something for us specifically to satisfy my cravings, and to use one of these beautiful fresh summer truffles.

Since the summer truffle initially has an earthy taste, I felt like enhancing the flavors with truffle paste an a bit of black truffle oil. I also felt like bringing all these flavors together with the nice texture of some beautiful and “meaty” button mushrooms. And, last but not least, finalizing the dish by topping it with an exhauggerated amount of shaved truffles.

I’ve been blogging about summer truffles since the beginning of the week, both here and here. And to tell you the truth, my mouth was watering just thinking about it every time I blogged. I was waiting impatiently for Wednesday to arrive, as I knew I would finally get to savour some.

So Paolo ( that rarely refuses an occasion to cook ) made this nice pasta plate, as he always does, the way I had hoped for it to taste, and a little bit better, if you don’t mind me saying so ;) (more…)

 

Cooking with the Macchi Family: Bottarga

April 21, 2010

Since Paolo’s family originates from the north of Italy the region of Lombardia, bottarga was not at all consumed growing up. When we started importing it in 2002 to Montreal we have done plenty of research and followed traditional recipes as well as made our own ways of eating and preparing it.

PAOLO’S BOTTARGA RECIPE:

Paolo's Bottarga Pasta Recipe

One of Paolo’s absolute favourite pastas is the “aglio et oglio” ( oil and garlic ) . After discovering the very particular taste of Bottarga and experimenting with it, Paolo found that by adding grated Bottarga di Muggine in his favorite recipe, and grating some on top of the finished pasta, the dish took a whole new dimension. The bottarga gave it a nice kick.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • parsley
  • desired amount of grated Bottarga di Muggine or Bottarga di tonno

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