This is a dish that was very famous in the 70’s. Invented by a New York chef in Bologna (IT). You wouldn’t expect this to be a famous dish in Italy, because of the vodka… I lately found this dish … Continue reading Vodka and penne
Most Italians have some sort of olive oil with some chili in it as a hot sauce. Last year I tried a new sort of hot sauce. It has a lot of flavor and you can make it as hot … Continue reading Italian hot sauce!
One of my favorite recipes for when I’m lazy in the kitchen is “Tortellini with peas and cream”. It’s really easy to make and gives you comfort. When I was a kid I didn’t like it because I wasn’t a … Continue reading Lazy comfort food: tortellini with peas and cream
Last week I was searching the web for new recipes and found this beauty… Spaghetti mari e monti (sea and mountains). You combine the best of the sea and mountains. This is a traditional recipe from Le Marche. Here are … Continue reading Spaghetti mari e monti
Peperonata, another Italian classic. Basic but you can tweak it and add some extra ingredients to spice it up. I’ll show you how to make the basic dish and feel free to add some new ingredients yourself, be creative… The … Continue reading Peperonata, a real classic
Everybody loves a shot of limoncello! But how cool would it be to show off to your friends with a homemade batch of limoncello? It’s not that difficult to make, but it takes some patience. You need to do it … Continue reading Make your own Limoncello!
Frittelle, brings back memories. My nonna making them in the kitchen and me trying them as soon as they were ready… So simple but so good as appetizer. You can make frittelle with all sorts of vegetables, but my favorite … Continue reading Frittelle di zucca, a super appetizer!
Fall is a great season. You can find all sorts of “wild” meat in your supermarket or local butcher. One of my favorites is wild boar. I decided to make my own minced meat of wild boar, and make a … Continue reading Ragu of wild boar
A real Italian classic is “gnocchi”. It’s also one of my favorite things to eat. It requires some work but it’s all worth it… But first you need to make a good sauce to accompany your gnocchi. Since you already have … Continue reading Gnocchi con sugo di salsiccia
Minestrone, a soup full of vitamines Now that winter is coming, its a good thing to stock up on some vitamins. And what better way to do it with a good cup of soup. But what is minestrone. It’s a … Continue reading Minestrone, a soup full of vitamins
Spaghetti broccoli, fast and simple! Something you can make if you don’t have the time to cook is spaghetti broccoli. In spite of the other recipes on my blog, this is not one of my grandmothers. It’s a recipe that we got … Continue reading Spaghetti broccoli, fast and simple!