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…

Pasta, Black Chickpeas and Mussels

This is one of the best recipes I ever did: I love legumes, and black chickpeas are great (the taste is a bit different from the normal chickpeas), and I love also sea fruits like mussels, so to combine them together it’s really something delicious 🙂 It’s not complicated but it requires to think about…

Pasta with Puntarelle

Puntarelle are one of the interesting vegetables available in this season. Where I come from, northern Italy, they are not very common, but in central and southern Italy they are widely used, especially in Lazio region where the stems and shoots are eaten raw in a salad, simply seasoned with olive oil, anchovies and garlic….

Risotto with Bergamot and Perch

I’m sure many of you have already drunk the Earl Grey tea with bergamot flavor, and if you like that then probably you will love also this recipe 🙂 Bergamot is a very unique and very fragrant fruit of the citrus family, it is mostly used for its essential oil for flavoring, but also for…

Beetroot Risotto – Risotto alla Barbabietola

This is not only a good recipe, but also beautiful 🙂 let’s tell the truth, its color is amazing and it can always surprise positively your guests 🙂 It’s a simple recipe (if you are already used to make risotto), with simple ingredients, and if you like this particular winter vegetable for sure you are…

Appenzeller Chäshörnli

This is one of those “very winter” recipes 🙂 I managed to accidentally find here the Appenzeller cheese (a cheese with a 700 years history), which is a very good mountain cheese from Switzerland, more precisely of the Appenzell canton, so I thought that this recipe would be perfect. There are 3 types of this…

Spaghettoni al Pomodoro

Today 5th of December I prepared one of the best “spaghettoni al pomodoro” I ever did…how is this possible, almost in winter? The answer is simple: with amazing products, like these “pomodorini del piennolo del Vesuvio” (or other similar great artisanal products), simply picked up when perfectly ripe, squeezed with hands and carefully put in…