Crostino Toscano – Chicken Liver Pâté, Tuscan Recipe

If you have been in Tuscany I’m sure you know this wonderful recipe. I used to go in holiday in Tuscany every summer with my parents, probably about 10 years long, and every year I used to eat this 🙂 so if I’m thinking to Tuscany, this is one of the main dishes jumping in…

Galician Style Octopus – Pulpo a la Gallega

I already wrote in THIS previous post how much I like octopus 🙂 And this is a very simple recipe (octopus doesn’t need many things), typical of Galicia but famous through all Spain but not only 🙂 In its place of origin is called “Polbo à feira“, that in the local language means “fair-style octopus”,…

Pissaladière

Today I’m going to write about a very good “kind of” French pizza, the Pissaladière 🙂 if you say pizza you usually don’t think to France, but they have this traditional recipe which is very interesting. More precisely is a traditional recipe of Nice area (so Southern France, bordering Italy), which indeed in the past…

Salviata – Sage “Oven Omelette”, Ancient Tuscan Recipe

This is a very simple recipe that can be perfect for a simple dinner, but also served as an appetizer. But I also like to use it in a sandwich made with a good bread and adding also some cured ham slices for example 🙂 It’s a very old Tuscan recipe, it dates back several…

Piadina Romagnola – Italian Flatbread

In Italy, especially some areas of northern Italy, summer means also Piadina Romagnola 🙂 It’s probably the most famous Italian flatbread (after pizza, but that’s a category itself), and a very good and comfortable street food. It’s typical of Emilia-Romagna region (but only the Romagna part), and through all its territory its style gradually changes:…

Salvia Fritta – Fried Sage Leaves

This is one of the most lovely snacks you can make to have something to munch on a good beer 🙂 moreover sage is probably my favorite herb, I really use it a lot during the whole year, either with meat or with fish, and almost always with potatoes too. It’s a very simple recipe,…

Parmigiana di Melanzane (Eggplant Parmigiana)

Here it is another wonderful summer recipe from southern Italy, especially from Campania and Sicily regions (they both claim the authenticity of the recipe, of course 😀 and also the city of Parma has some claims, but it’s not 100% clear the exact origin). Definitely one of the best recipes representing the summer and the good…

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…

Polenta-Nachos :)

This is not really a recipe, but a nice use of leftovers, or at least what some people would think it’s not to eat 🙂 How did I make these “nachos”? I simply scraped the bottom of the pot after I made polenta at lunch 🙂 As often happens, there was a nice full layer of crunchy…

Duck Ham (Magret de Canard Séché)

This is a simple preparation to do at home, and it will give you a very good product to taste as appetizer, and if you have guests at home they will be surprised to see it 🙂 All you need is a duck breast, salt and spices 🙂 The duck you need is that kind…

Polpette di Luccio (Pike Fishballs)

With our great happiness, the fisherman had a nice pike to give us…I already wrote not long ago the recipe “Luccio alla Mantovana/Pike at the Mantua way“, instead today I decided to do this tasty recipe 🙂 This recipe can be either a nice appetizer (for example it can be perfect next to an “aperitivo“, during the “happy…