Vellutata di Porcini – Porcini Cream Soup

This soup will be a perfect recipe to warm your autumn evenings 🙂 its porcini mushroom’s perfume will spread all over the kitchen and it will make it even more inviting! I admit that I prefer to make a good pasta or a good risotto when I have porcini, but when it happens that I…

Pappardelle with Porcini

This is another wonderful ingredient of this season 🙂 I love porcini and I love all the wild mushrooms in general. I was lucky to grow up in a family in the Italian countryside, by the mountains, so my father and uncles always picked up wild mushrooms (and in the last 2 days my father…

Risotto alla Zucca – Pumpkin Risotto

The autumn has arrived, and with it also a lot of great recipes typical of that season 🙂 It’s already possible to find pumpkins, so why not to start with a wonderful and colorful risotto? In Italy it’s a recipe typical of Mantova area and also Veneto region, so there the selected pumpkin is usually…

Pasta alla Pizzaiola al Forno – Baked Pasta Pizza-Style

This is a recipe that I didn’t prepare since a while, don’t ask me why because I used to love it 🙂 It’s a simple recipe, with ingredients which are very common in Italian recipes, and they are the ingredients used to top a good pizza, that’s why it has this name. What makes it…

Fresh Pasta with European Perch and Zucchini

This is a good and different way than usual to prepare freshwater fish. I used the European Perch but you can use also the zander or a trout or a pike for example. And also sea fish obviously, for example it can be great with swordfish. In this case I prepared some fresh “fusilli al…

Homemade Tomato Sauce – Passata di Pomodoro

The end of August/beginning-mid September is the typical moment of the year when tomato sauce is made 🙂 It’s the best way to be able to make great pasta recipes also during the winter 🙂 and it’s a looong work! Count to use a whole day for that, in my case we did it this…

Risotto with Dried Porcini Mushrooms

I love porcini mushrooms, just the smell it’s so inviting and the taste is simply amazing, it’s like having the forest in your dish 🙂 Obviously the best is when you can have fresh porcini, but dried porcini are a very good way to preserve them and to have them all year long. And if…

Salmorejo Cordobés

The tomatoes in our garden keep growing, so I need to find recipes to use all these tomatoes 🙂 not a problem, let’s be clear 😀 usually I’m doing a good sauce for the pasta, or for example the Gazpacho. But I wanted something else and I remembered of another Spanish recipe that I saw…

Linguine with Tuna, Colatura and Lemon Zest

I don’t know in other countries, but in Italy when you say “pasta with canned tuna” many people think immediately to one of the typical and easiest recipes that students living away from home often do, or single men living alone, or people with few cooking skills, it’s kind of a stereotype 🙂 But in…

Spaghetti alla Nerano – Spaghetti with Zucchini in the Style of Nerano

What I’m going to show today is one of the most iconic recipes of Sorrento Coast/Capri island. If I say “pasta with zucchini” it might sound easy and simple (and for sure there are older “recipes” than this one, considering the simplicity of the ingredients), but in this case it’s not really like that 🙂…

Spaghetti in Acqua di Limone – Spaghetti in Lemon Water

This is a lovely recipe perfect for these hot days 🙂 the beautiful lemon note and the mint add a wonderful freshness to the dish! And a great perfume 🙂 I came back right now after some weeks in Italy, and as always I brought back with me a lot of good food 🙂 between…