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The Authentic Italian Table in Vancouver

Last week I had the opportunity to be part of  ” The Authentic Italian table” in Vancouver at the Terminal City Hotel. The Authentic Italian Table is food festival  designed to educate food lovers all around the word about Authentic Italian Food and Products  including DOP, DOC, IGP! The program, which is supported by the Ministery of the Economy Development, will also stop to 8 other city like Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston,New York and Mexico City. Thank you to the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West, Assocamerato and True Italian Taste to put such a great effort on this amazing project! We all need to educate more people about Real Authentic Italian Poducts, unfortunately there is a lot of scam out there.

The night was amazing with lots of vendors that brought their Authentic Italian Product to show and taste! From Prosciutto di Norcia, Orecchiette with Anchovy Rucola  Pomodorini and Burrata,  Bresaola DOP, Casera DOP, Piave DOP, Prosciutto di Parma DOP, Tagliatelle with creamy Muschroom, Risotto with DOP Gorgonzola, Taralli,  Panna Cotta, Espresso, Campari, Prosecco, Real Good Extra Virgin Olive oil,  and lots of vino! I can’t even tell you what was my favorite food because each products was outstanding and Authentic, It was like going back to Italy for me. Thank you to all the vendors that always do an outstanding job promoting Authentic Italian Products, Vancouver unfortunately has a lot of fake Italian  products! Sad but together  we can make the difference!

Here some pictures of the night and for more info about the project here the links http://www.trueitaliantaste.com  http://www.iccbc.com/it/  http://www.assocamerestero.it/

Rustic Polenta Crostini

I like to entertain a lot,so like I always do before Christmas I organize a get together with my friends and this time I wanted to try a new appetizer with polenta,speck ,fontina and gorgonzola (or bluecheese)

I m from the North of Italy so I grew up with polenta, not the one that you buy at the store precooked  but the one that you make from scratch stirring the water and the corn flour for an hour.

This recipe you don’t have to stir for an hour,you are allow to use the precooked polenta just promise to not tell my dad…he is not gonna be happy because he is the master of the polenta homemade..ok so let start with this gluten free recipe perfect if you have somebody allergic to gluten

 

Ingredients for 12 people:

a package of precooked polenta or some leftover polenta 300 grams

 

For the 6 crostini with speck and fontina:

80 grams fontina cuted it in thin slices

80 grams Speck or Prosciutto in thin slices

 

For the 6 crostini with sausage:

250 grams Italian sausage

150 gorgonzola or bluecheese

150 ml red wine

a sprinkle of love

 

Method:

The first you have to do is to cook the sausage in a frying pan you will crumble it and let it cook for few minutes and then add the wine and let evaporate it.

In the meantime cut your polenta in 12 pieces less then a inch wide.Get your grilling pan or BBQ warm and grill the polenta each side until they have a nice gold color with brown stripe.

Until the crostini are warm put them on a nice servim plate and cover 6 of them with the fontina(it will melt right away)and a slice of speck or prosciutto,and the last 6 with some gorgonzola cheese(or bluecheese) and a spoon of the  sausage .

I hope you enjoy it Buon Appetito

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