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…

Gazpacho Andaluz

As I said in the previous post, I came back right now from Spain, and since I’m still in a kind of spanish mood, what’s better than a gazpacho in a hot summer evening to keep staying in this spanish mood? 🙂 Gazpacho, like many other popular and traditional recipes, has for sure different variations,…

Luccio alla mantovana (Pike at the Mantua way)

Previously I suggested recipes with European Perch, Zander and Walleye…now it’s the time of the Pike, probably the fish with the best tasting flesh in my opinion (if properly cooked), between the freshwater fish. Not many people know it, or at least not many people know how to cook it, probably the fact that it…

Caprese (Buffalo Mozzarella salad)

This is one of the best things to eat when the weather it’s hot and you just want something refreshing and not heavy, no doubts about it 🙂 And look at it and its colors! That’s Italy! 🙂 Let me say that I cannot call this a “recipe”, because basically this is just assembling few…

Eggplant Cream (Italian version)

This is one of my favorite creams to spread on a good bread, as appetizer or also as a simple but delicious dinner, next to some other fresh vegetables for example 🙂 It’s very common in southern Italy, but not only, and from region to region is possible to find it with different aromatic herbs,…