Polpo Ubriaco – Drunken Octopus

Today I made another recipe with one of my favorite ingredients, the octopus 🙂 It’s a typical recipe from Tuscany (polpo bria’o in the local dialect), but also from Sicily (purpu mpriacu in the local dialect), it’s very simple and you need very few ingredients. It is called ubriaco (drunken) simply because it is simmered…

Cavatelli e Cicerchie – Pasta and Grass Peas

Another very simple but tasty and healthy recipe with what is a simple and poor ingredient: the grass pea. I already wrote a couple of posts about it lately (HERE and HERE), this time is a recipe using a typical pasta type from southern Italy, more precisely from Molise region, but also Puglia and Basilicata:…

4th Kenyérlelke Fesztival in Budapest

Today, 20th August in Hungary is a national holiday, the day of Saint Stephen and the day of the country. And, among other things, it is also the day of the “new bread” (“új kenyér ünnepe“), the “freshly baked bread”, which is solemnly sanctified for the first time. Since 3 years it is also the…

Focaccia Genovese

Have you ever been in Liguria region, for example in Cinque Terre, or in Genoa? And did you try that Focaccia (in the local dialect Fügassa) you can find everywhere there, that one with the holes”? 🙂 If you didn’t I’m very sorry 😀 but it’s really a great thing and you should try it….

Branzino al Sale – Sea Bass in Salt Crust

This recipe is one of the simplest recipes existing I think, but often the simple recipes are the ones that respect better the ingredients 🙂 There are many recipes to cook fish, but few can enhance the original fish taste like this ancient and easy technique. Indeed you need just few flavors, and the salt…

Schwarzplententorte – Buckwheat Cake with Jam

This is a traditional “mountain cake” recipe typical of Südtirol, the northern area of Trentino Alto Adige region, in Italy. “Schwarzplententorte” is the name used in the German speaking villages (schwarzplentenmehl means buckwheat in the local German dialects, other German names for this flour are buchweizenmehl or hadnmehl), but in the villages where people speak…

Oxtail with Dark Beer Sauce

Here I am with a new recipe of a cut I really like: the beef tail 🙂 Yes, I use to like what maybe most of people don’t buy 😀 but this cut is really great, and it has such a great and intense flavor that few other cuts of the animal can match with…

Pasta e Cicerchie – Pasta and Grass Peas/Chickling Vetch

Today a recipe with one of the most unknown and not much used legumes: the grass pea, known also as chickling vetch and several other names (in Italian cicerchia) 🙂 It’s a good legume first of all, and as all the legumes I like it. In the past it was very common and it was an…

Grilled Mackerel Fillet – Sgombro Grigliato

Here I am with another simple but very good recipe 🙂 Moreover the mackerel it’s also a fish with a good price, usually, and like all the oily fish of this kind it’s very rich of Omega-3, so it’s definitely a healthy ingredient. All we have to do is to let it marinate for a…