Pappardelle with nettles & dried tomatoes

Pappardelle con ortiche e pomodori secchi Pasta is my┬ápassion, so it happened that looking for a good pasta brand, I found a California homemade pasta at the Framer’s market. A few well chosen types of pasta, fettuccine, sheets for lasagna, penne, all surprisingly good, thick and a little rough as it should be. Today I…

La stracciatella

┬á The word “stracciatella” comes from the italian “stracciato” which means torn or ragged, or more food-relatedly, scrambled. It is a type of soup typical of the South and Central Italy, made with broth, eggs and cheese.

Greens, fruit, and cheese: the perfect combination

Thanksgiving is approaching quickly. As an Italian I would feel quite uncomfortable to give you the recipe for a traditional turkey, duck, or the various turducken combinations with casseroles that ensure American families a sensational Thanksgiving meal. So I will give my little contribution for tasty and light dishes for the days in between the…

Il polpettone della Domenica

This is my mum’s recipe for “polpettone”, as we call a meat loaf with an oval shape, very popular in the South of Italy. Tasteful and extremely “scenographic” if you add hard boiled eggs in the center, it is perfect for lunch or dinner when you have guests. Also because you can prepare it in…

Easy and cool with cod and quinoa

It looks nice doesn’t it? (… it was evening, hungry, no time for white balance, the photo is horrible…). But in less than half a hour I put together this┬áseriously nutritious dish in a┬ábeautiful presentation. The preparation in few steps:

Gli gnocchi italiani

Ingredients to prepare gnocchi are so very simple that is difficult to go wrong with the recipe, even though the procedure requires attention, and to achieve a good result some expertise in cooking is needed.

A cooking marathon for folks and friends

… and how to organize a successful holiday buffet party for 15 people in 1 day and half and not die.┬áNo recipes in this post, my purpose is only to give you some ideas for a holiday buffet menu where all preparations are intended to be easy to pick and eat in plastic dishes, standing,…

The pork and the apples on the run

(for two/three persons) Ingredients: 1 pork tenderloin, about 1 pound 2 large Granny Smith apples, skinned and chopped 1/2 white onion, slice thinly 1 garlic clove 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup marsala, or porto wine 1 cup water with two teaspoons of bouillon 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 bay-leaves Preparation:…

Put the accent on the contrasts

(For two) 200 gr. spaghetti or linguine┬á 200 gr. pearl or cherry tomatoes two handfuls baby spinach fresh basil, a small bunch extra-virgin olive oil, three spoonfuls cloves of garlic two spoonfuls pine-seeds Bring the water to a boil in a pot. Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add the cloves…