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…

Salviata – Sage “Oven Omelette”, Ancient Tuscan Recipe

This is a very simple recipe that can be perfect for a simple dinner, but also served as an appetizer. But I also like to use it in a sandwich made with a good bread and adding also some cured ham slices for example 🙂 It’s a very old Tuscan recipe, it dates back several…

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…

Grilled Pike with Beurre Blanc Sauce

The summer seems already going away, but since it was still sunny we decided to have another grill in the garden, and since the fisherman brought us a 4,5 kg pike we also knew what to grill 😀 You can eat it next to whatever you prefer, but for me grilled vegetables are perfect, and…

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…

Crescia, or Piadina Sfogliata Marchigiana – Italian Flatbread

In Italy we have several traditional flatbreads, they are really perfect for those summer days where you want something good but simple, and not too complicated to prepare. I already showed the most famous of them, the Piadina Romagnola. This is instead typical of Marche region, neighboring Emilia-Romagna. And like for the piadina romagnola also…

Wiener Schnitzel

Here it is the most famous dish of Austria 🙂 It’s a simple and comfortable recipe, but always successful 🙂 Let’s say immediately that the Original Wiener Schnitzel is only the one made with veal and fried in butter (or butterschmalz, the clarified butter, and actually also lard is a traditional option). This is what…

Pizza al Taglio – Home Pizza (Light and Easy to Digest!)

I’ve been always fascinated by leavened products, I mean the good ones where it’s used just the enough amount of yeast/sourdough and then you have to take care of the dough for long hours, waiting/hoping that it will develop well 🙂 it’s always a magic moment to see it growing with so little yeast. Pizza…

Piadina Romagnola – Italian Flatbread

In Italy, especially some areas of northern Italy, summer means also Piadina Romagnola 🙂 It’s probably the most famous Italian flatbread (after pizza, but that’s a category itself), and a very good and comfortable street food. It’s typical of Emilia-Romagna region (but only the Romagna part), and through all its territory its style gradually changes:…

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…