Manzo all’Olio – Beef in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The “Manzo all’olio” is a very special recipe, one of those recipes that will make your Sunday lunch absolutely special 🙂 It’s a very old and famous traditional recipe typical of my origin area, more precisely from the town of Rovato, in the Franciacorta wine region, near to lake Iseo, but you can find it…

Chiacchiere – Italian Carnival Sweet (Angel Wings)

I was never very passionate about Carnival masks, I don’t know why, but I was definitely about Carnival sweets 😀 In the various regions of Italy (but also in other countries) you can find this sweet under several different names: chiacchiere (literally “chit-chat”), frappe, cenci, bugie, sfrappole, crostoli, galani, lattughe, saltasù (“saltansö” or “haltanhö” in…

Ragù alla Bolognese / Bolognese Sauce, Italian Recipe

And also the day for the post on the “Bolognese Sauce” finally arrived 😀 What to write about this iconic and one of the most famous Italian recipes in the world? Thousands of posts have been written on the web, many of those not really respectful of the origins and the tradition of this amazing…

Sbrisolona Cake

The Sbrisolona is a cake typical of Mantua area, it’s hard, friable and rich (of calories 😀 ), it’s a rustic recipe with a poor origin (from the old peasant culture, as often) and with a history that dates back several centuries (it seems the first recipes are from the XVI/XVII century), and some sources…

Blogger Recognition Award

With my big surprise, deliciouslynell has nominated me for a “Blogger Recognition Award” 🙂 Thank you Nell! Keep up the good work you are doing 🙂 It’s not an Oscar 😀 but being nominated by someone else it’s always a honor and it means that your works/thoughts/posts are being appreciated by someone else out there…

Legumes and Cereals Soup

Here I am again with another wonderful soup 🙂 This typically winter recipe will make you full easily 😀 and I don’t need to say that it’s very healthy. To make it really tasty I suggest to use a little bit of lardo, pancetta or bacon in the base, and also a Parmigiano Reggiano crust…

Candied Orange Peels

I’ll tell you soon: this is a recipe that will take a looot of time 🙂 but mostly just to wait. And before going to the recipe, I think an introduction is needed 🙂 Maybe some of you will think “why so much effort, when with a little money we can buy?” 😀 well, actually…

Kaiserschmarrn (Traditional Austrian Dessert)

Kaiserschmarrn is a quite simple dessert, that kind of dessert that makes you comfortable and that gives you a “home atmosphere”, especially if you serve it in the old way inside an iron pan, as they often do in Austria or Bavaria 🙂 Kaiserschmarrn is a sort of pancake which is then broken into smaller…

Cacciucco di Ceci -Tuscan Chickpeas Stew

This is another wonderful dish that I like to eat for dinner in winter time 🙂 Often this recipe is considered a side dish, but if you eat a good portion for me it’s enough to make a normal dinner 🙂 Like many recipes of the Tuscan cuisine, it’s a very tasty dish made with…

Steak Tartare

Probably many people don’t like the idea to eat raw meat, and to be honest, even if I have no problem to eat it, I also prefer other ways to use a good quality tenderloin 🙂 but in my wife’s family it’s tradition to eat it at New Year’s Eve, so once in a year…

Casoncelli Bresciani (Very Good Italian Filled Pasta)

As you know, in Italy we have countless types of filled pasta, each of them with different names, and often the same type can have different names from province to province or even from village to village sometimes 🙂 Casoncelli are one of those, they are the ones typical of my area of origin 🙂…

Pike Fillet on Pumpkin Cream, with Chanterelles

This is a recipe that I thought in few minutes 🙂 I wanted to do something different this time (as I previously showed, mostly I use to boil the northern pike and season it then with some sauce, or I make fish balls with it), so I made fillets and I tried to make it…