Linguine con Polipetti – Pasta with Small Octopus

As I already said other times, I love octopus 🙂 but also the small octopus are nice too and they can be perfect in this simple recipe with pasta, it’s really a summer recipe. The recipe can be maybe either with small octopus or with musky octopus (you can recognize them because the musky octopus…

Focaccia Barese

New blog post about another of the countless traditional focaccia made in Italy 🙂 This time we are in Puglia, a beautiful southern Italian region. And focaccia barese it’s so good that it’s famous almost through the whole country. As the name say, it is typical of Bari, which is the capital city of the…

Pasta alla Gricia

After having already wrote about Carbonara and Amatriciana, here it is another classic recipe of the Roman cuisine: the Pasta alla Gricia. This is the simplest of the 3, indeed only 4 ingredients are required: pasta, guanciale, pepper and Pecorino cheese. But if apparently it might seem an easy recipe, to obtain the best result…

Beef Ribs in the Oven

This a great recipe for two reasons: it’s delicious, and the ribs are quite a cheap cut 🙂 To cook well the ribs, having them soft and still juicy, it’s not always easy. First of all you need a good quality beef, so ribs coming from an animal that has a good level of marbling….

Lamb Chops “a Scottadito”, with Tzatziki and Mint Sauce

I know that nowadays many people, meat eaters I mean, don’t like the idea to eat lamb, but even if I eat much less meat than the average, I’m not vegetarian/vegan so in Easter traditionally I also eat lamb. Actually in my family we use to eat the kid goat (always bought from a farmer,…

Tiella di Gaeta

As I wrote in other previous posts, I really love octopus, I can eat it in all the ways 🙂 but to put it inside a focaccia it’s not really common, and this is basically what this recipe is about. It’s an old traditional recipe from Gaeta, a village in Lazio region, bordering Campania region….

Sole à la Meunière – Sogliola alla Mugnaia

This is a classic and simple recipe of the French cuisine, but it is very popular also in Italy, and it’s really a good recipe. The butter fits very well with the sole (which is definitely a delicious fish, with a nice compact and firm flesh), and the lemon adds a perfect touch of freshness,…

Cavatelli with Peperoni Cruschi and Pecorino

This is the kind of authentic Italian recipes I love: few good quality ingredients and simplicity 🙂 It’s a typical recipe of Lucania, an area mostly part of Basilicata region, and the fact I managed to find also the Pecorino of Moliterno made it really authentic 🙂 But the main ingredient is the peperone crusco,…

Risotto with Red Scorpionfish

Here it is another risotto, with one of the best fish available on the market in my opinion: the Red Scorpionfish. It is a fish that traditionally is used for example in fish soups, but its fillet it’s really delicious, with a nice and nervous texture, and particularly tasty, more intense than many other fish….

Pasta with Potatoes, Provola Cheese and ‘Nduja

After the previous recipe “Pasta with ‘Nduja“, here it is another recipe with this unique ingredient typical of Calabria region. And this is really a scrumptious recipe, with some stingy cheese too 🙂 The basic recipe is about the same of the famous Neapolitan “Pasta e patate“, and I simply added the nduja, that of…

Pasta with ‘Nduja

I realized that I didn’t write any post yet about that amazing ingredient which is the ‘Nduja! 🙂 I’m not using it often because I don’t always find it, but when I see it I usually never miss it. The ‘nduja it’s a spreadable meat product typical of Calabria region, especially the area of Spilinga….

Risotto with Tub Gurnard – Risotto alla Gallinella

Do you know the tub gurnard? In Italian we call it gallinella, and traditionally it’s one of those fish used to make many delicious fish soups, but its fillet it’s also very good and it can be used in many ways. In the past, like all the fish “for soups”, it was quite a poor…