Have you ever had a friend who you really wanted to introduce to another friend because you knew they’d be a great match? (And no, I’m not setting you up on a blind date.)
In this case, Christina of Christina’s Cucina is one friend, and all of you, my readers, are another — and I’m so excited to introduce you to her because I just know how much you’ll love all of her beautiful culinary creations.
Not only is Christina a delightful friend I’ve made through the cooking world, but her site has always been high on my list.
Christina’s 100% Italian. (For me, that alone is often an indication of a great cook.) Add to that, she was born in Scotland and her father had fish and chip shop in Glasgow — and the cooking becomes becomes very interesting.
Whether it’s her perfectly glazed Petit Fours, How to Make a “Proper” Cup of Tea, or her mom’s Mushroom and Black Olive Stuffed Artichokes, there’s perfection throughout. And I love that so many of Christina’s recipes are accompanied with a bit of history — the origins of certain dishes, who in her family she learned them from, or about the ingredients she’s used.
The Chocolate Petit Fours are one of my favorites. Just look at them! I was lucky enough to try these, and let me tell you — they tasted every bit as amazing as they looked.
And how lovely is this scene? How much do you want to picnic with Christina?
After visiting visiting an artichoke farm together, with a few other food bloggers, I learned about this artichoke recipe. I can tell you first hand how incredible it is!
I don’t want to give an more away — so please take a stroll over to Christina’s Cucuina to find out more about this truly fantastic, cook, photographer, traveler, writer.