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Musings from Italyum on food, drink and cooking.
Federico has just been working on baking small baguettes with "poolish" a pre-ferment that allows for more complex flavours to develop.
(More photos in the gallery.)
Would you like Federico to share the secrets of making these delicious loaves?
On the 16th January, we had the great honour of being featured as the Amazon free app of the day. In under a few hours, the app was downloaded 45,000 times and the stress on our web server caused a huge meltdown!
We were warned that the promotion would cause a fair bit of increased interest, so we prepared by moving most of the site onto a content distribution network. However, such was the demand for the app, that even this was unable to handle the hungry app enthusiasts! I sat at my computer all day monitoring the site, and all seemed well. But, just as I was about to break for dinner, a big surge of interest from Americans (presumably thinking about lunch) overwhelmed the server and it went up in a ball of flames (metaphorically I think.)
Jamie Oliver's 15 minute meals series is on the TV at the moment, and we think it is an interesting concept. Whilst we believe that when it comes to cooking, great things come to those who wait, creating delicious quick meals is something the Italians do well.
For your convenience, here is a list of our recipes that you can knock up from start to finish in 15 minutes for a quick snack.
We hope you like the new look to the site. Italyum has come a long way since it's creation in 2005.
We thought that as the web becomes more sophisticated, we needed to update our site again. The redesign aims to:
So far so good. The response we have had is really positive, and the information about how people are using the new site is really encouraging. Since the redesign, people are staying around 50% longer on the site. What do you think about the redesign?
Do get in touch!
Federico Pezzaioli is an ex-badass Italian Paratrooper on a mission - to make creating delicious authentic Italian food really easy. He researches, writes and photographs each recipe with the same attention to detail he used to apply to packing his parachute.
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