Panissa (or Paniccia)

This is one of those old recipes that were called “poor recipes”, but as all those recipes, poor or not, they are just as delicious as they are simple 🙂 And it couldn’t be more simple, basically 2 ingredients! It’s about like making a polenta, then to fry (but there is also who prefer to…

Minestra di Tenerumi – Soup with Sicilian Courgette Leaves

This year we decided to try for the first time to grow in our garden the “Serpente di Sicilia”, a very nice and particular vegetable of the Gourd family that is typical of Sicily. Its scientific name is Lagenaria longissima. But the particularity of this specific vegetable it’s also that its leaves are edible, and…

Torta di Pane – Stale Bread Cake

I love bread, good bread I mean, but not always I can eat it all 🙂 not a problem, we always do breadcrumbs that we always need in the kitchen, but this is another good way to use old stale bread 🙂 actually it’s not a recipe, it’s one of those things that people in…

Pasta with Sicilian Pesto

This recipe has nothing to do with the Pesto Genovese, but it’s not less good 🙂 With “pesto siciliano” often  we refer to the recipe made with sun-dried tomatoes (delicious!), but also with good and ripe cherry tomatoes (it’s even more fresh). There are different options, someone for example also use pine nuts…all are very…

Lasagne al Pesto

Do you you have too much pesto at home? 😀 then here it is a good solution 😀 If you love pesto, then you are going to love this recipe. It requires some job, but it’s not too complicated, moreover if you prepare more you can also freeze it, and eat it whenever you want,…

Lagane e Ceci – Fresh Pasta and Chickpeas

Here it is one of those warming recipes that are simply perfect to prepare during those cold evenings 🙂 It’s very simple and it was a recipe of the rural society, through all southern Italy there are several variants, especially in Calabria, in Cilento and in Lucania, but fundamentally they are all very similar. The…

Focaccia Barese

New blog post about another of the countless traditional focaccia made in Italy 🙂 This time we are in Puglia, a beautiful southern Italian region. And focaccia barese it’s so good that it’s famous almost through the whole country. As the name say, it is typical of Bari, which is the capital city of the…

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,…

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…

Mustazzeddu – Focaccia from Sardinia

Here it is another of the many types of Italian focaccia. This time I prepared a typical recipe of Sardinia region, the Mustazzeddu. But it is known also as Pratzida, Prazzira, Sa pani cun tamatiga (literally bread with tomato), and for sure some other names too, depending on the area/villages 🙂 It seems this recipe…