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…

Casunziei Ampezzani – Traditional Filled Pasta, with Beetroot

Here it is a very interesting traditional recipe, typical of the mountain area of Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige regions (more specifically the so called Ladinia), more in particular this is the most common version in the Valle d’Ampezzo area. Because like all the traditional recipes, there are variants (in this case also completely different) changing from…

Cavatelli e Cicerchie – Pasta and Grass Peas

Another very simple but tasty and healthy recipe with what is a simple and poor ingredient: the grass pea. I already wrote a couple of posts about it lately (HERE and HERE), this time is a recipe using a typical pasta type from southern Italy, more precisely from Molise region, but also Puglia and Basilicata:…

Risotto With Chanterelles and Asiago DOP Cheese

The chanterelles season is back, finally 🙂 I love them, and I love to cook them very simply, indeed my favorite recipe is with pasta (click HERE to say the previous recipe) and almost nothing else added. But also in the risotto they are great, and in this case I decided to add also a…