Polenta bruschetta

Eating gluten free means discovering and re-discovering new tastes and recipes. As a Southern Italian, polenta isn’t part of my food culture and I have never known how to cook it, despite being a specialty of the North of Italy. In my place, we used to call Northern Italians “polentoni” (which means that they eat polenta all the time) and they use to call us “terroni” (which means peasant, as most of Southern Italians used to farm). The two words are quite offensive though, as there has always been a kind of stupid rivalry between North and South of Italy so, please, don’t call an Italian “polentone” or “terrone” because you might offend them!

Well, I am finally happy to re-discover polenta, and use it in my gluten free diet 🙂

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Crunchy apple crumble snacks

I hate food waste and love buying fruit at a low price, so often on Sunday afternoon I go to the local fruit and veg shop which sells three boxes of fruits and vegetables which are going off for one pound only. I also buy other fruits in good condition and at a standard price, but what I like about semi rotten fruits, it is the possibility to turn them into some tasty food using my creativity.

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