Polenta

Following a post about Baccalà, here it comes the post about the other traditional dish that composes part of my blog’s name 🙂 Polenta, just the name reminds me automatically rich stews or roasted meat recipes, especially those which are usually prepared in the winter season (but not only)! Those kind of intense flavors, juicy meats, tasty…

“Bertagnì” – Dried and Salted Cod, Fried

This is a typical street food that you can still find mostly at the weekly markets in the villages/towns between the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia. Basically it’s not much different than the fish in many others “fish & chips” but since it’s typical of my area of origin I would like to show it, and…

Frico Friulano

The Frico is a typical dish from Friuli Venezia Giulia region, and probably its more representative recipe (more precisely the area called Carnia). The dish is quite well known, especially if you are a food passionate living in Italy for sure you have heard of it, but I had the chance to eat it for…

Casatiello / Tortano – Traditional Easter Bread

Easter has gone also this year, and as always I spent a lot of time in the kitchen 🙂 A tasty lamb for Sunday (as usual), and for the Easter Monday this year I decided to make for the first time this very famous recipe of the Neapolitan tradition. Casatiello and Tortano are very similar:…

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is one of the most famous sauces in the world I guess 🙂 and I also have my favorite version, although I rarely do it. The mayonnaise is one of the base sauces of the classic French cuisine, it has a long history but its origin it’s not certain: someone say the origin of…

Pasta e Patate – Pasta and Potatoes, Neapolitan Style

“Past’ e patane” they say in Naples 🙂 Many times people tell me “you eat pasta so often? it’s not good”, so probably some of them could be shocked to the idea of pairing pasta and potatoes in the same recipe (“carbs with carbs, oh my God!“), especially according to some modern and trendy diets spreading…

Birkapörkölt – Hungarian Sheep Stew

The Birkapörkölt is one of those recipes which fits perfectly on a Sunday lunch in a cold day or in those grey days. Pörkölt in Hungarian means stew, and this recipe can be used also for other kind of pörkölt (beef, veal, venison), with little variations. Personally I really like the particular taste of sheep…

How to Recognize Them – Truffle Oils

After the FIRST and the SECOND posts of this series, here it comes the third with another interesting topic. The persons who have been always interested about knowing exactly what they eat probably they know it already, but maybe who started only later to be more deeply interested about food don’t know it yet and I’m…

Ossobuco alla Milanese – Veal/Beef Shank, Milan Style

The “Ossobuco alla Milanese” is absolutely one of my favorite recipes, I simply love it, and the particular taste given by the so called “gremolada” makes it special and delicious 🙂 (The gremolada is a mixture of lemon zest, parsley and garlic added in the end, which is the special ingredient absolutely needed in this recipe). Moreover…

Pancakes

More precisely American/Canadian pancakes, because everywhere in the world there are various types of pancakes 🙂 These are the ones which are often prepared in USA or Canada for breakfast, where they are usually topped with maple syrup (better if the natural real maple syrup than the artificial ones), honey or chocolate and served with fruit,…