About Manuela Darling-Gansser

Manuela Darling-Gansser, born in Lugano (the Italian part of Switzerland), is an inveterate traveler and passionate cook. She’s also the author of some half a dozen cookbooks, including her most recent title, Four Seasons: A Year of Italian Food. When not traveling the world and collecting recipes, she divides her time between Australia and Italy. @manuelafoodandtravel

A white bowl filled with Italian kale soup, topped with ciabatta and melted cheese, with a spoon resting on the side.

Italian Kale Soup ~ Zuppa Valdostana

Comfort fusion food for the soul, this reflects both the frugality of Italian peasant food yet also respects the essential nature of cheese in Swiss and French cooking.

A parchment lined deep baking pan filled with baked ricotta.

Baked Ricotta

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

An Italian frittata garnished with a squash blossom on a white plate with a fork resting beside it.

Italian Frittata

Eggs, potatoes, and not much else. That’s our weeknight salvation come suppertime on a super crazy day.