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…

Zuppa di Ceci – Chickpeas Soup

Here it is another very good and healthy legume soup: I love legumes 🙂 You can find many recipes about chickpeas soups (for example in Tuscany there is a similar recipe but they add fresh tagliolini pasta too), but I really like this one, with the extra flavor given by the rosemary which fits very…

Ököruszály leves – Hungarian Ox Tail Soup

This is my second post about traditional Hungarian recipes, following the previous Harcsapaprikás 🙂 This time it’s about a soup, the ox tail soup (Ököruszály leves in Hungarian). Well, that’s what was usually used in the past, when oxen were used as working animals and there were more of them, nowadays they are less and…

Legumes and Cereals Soup

Here I am again with another wonderful soup 🙂 This typically winter recipe will make you full easily 😀 and I don’t need to say that it’s very healthy. To make it really tasty I suggest to use a little bit of lardo, pancetta or bacon in the base, and also a Parmigiano Reggiano rind…

Cacciucco di Ceci -Tuscan Chickpeas Stew

This is another wonderful dish that I like to eat for dinner in winter time 🙂 Often this recipe is considered a side dish, but if you eat a good portion for me it’s enough to make a normal dinner 🙂 Like many recipes of the Tuscan cuisine, it’s a very tasty dish made with…

Fennel Creamy Soup, with Pearled Farro

Here it comes one of my favorite recipe for this season’s dinners 🙂 I like the fennel bulb, also raw in salads (for example it matches very well with orange), but probably I like it better in soups, it gives a very particular taste, half way between sweet and not. And paired together with a…

“Pasta e Fasule” (Pasta and Beans, Neapolitan style)

In Italy there are a lot of “pasta e fagioli” variations (“fasule” means fagioli, beans, in neapolitan dialect), most of them are real soups, but the one made in Naples area is different, it’s much more thicker and differently than for all the others the pasta is boiled inside the beans soup and not in…

Zuppa Valdostana (Mountain Soup)

Is it cold enough out there? Then it’s the perfect weather to prepare this super tasty soup! 🙂 The “Zuppa Valdostana” (whose name in the local dialect is “Seupa à la Vapelenentse”) is one of the most typical and famous recipes of Valle D’Aosta region, that small Italian region in the Alps next to France and…

Creamy Butternut Squash/Pumpkin Soup

We are in October, the autumn has already begun, and with the first cool weather coming for me begins the season of the soups 🙂 I really like soups, especially in autumn/winter I use to prepare them quite often, usually for dinner, and the butternut squash/pumpkin soup I find it very good. Well, it’s not…