Manzo all’Olio – Beef in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The “Manzo all’olio” is a very special recipe, one of those recipes that will make your Sunday lunch absolutely special 🙂 It’s a very old and famous traditional recipe typical of my origin area in Italy, more precisely from the town of Rovato, in the Franciacorta wine region, near to lake Iseo, but you can…

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…

Steak Tartare

Probably many people don’t like the idea to eat raw meat, and to be honest, even if I have no problem to eat it, I also prefer other ways to use a good quality tenderloin 🙂 but in my wife’s family it’s tradition to eat it at New Year’s Eve, so once in a year…

Linguine with Pike

As I already wrote previously, the Northern Pike is a very good fish, but if usually most of the recipes prepare it as a second course/main course, I have to say that it’s possible to prepare some great pasta recipes too, as I’m going to show you now 🙂 And I have to say that…

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

This is a very easy recipe, really for everyday use 🙂 The ingredients are simple, easy to find, and the procedure it’s not difficult at all. It’s a typical recipe from Campania region, and it’s very common also in Lazio region, but through all Italy this recipe is famous. There are some differences between the…

Spaghetti with Yellow Tomatoes…a travel back to the Summer :)

It’s November, but in these days the sun is still shining, the warm colors of the autumn are coming and I felt the wish to cook something matching with this nice atmosphere 🙂 I looked in my pantry and I remembered I had a jar of yellow tomatoes bought this summer in southern Italy…I was…

Polpette di Luccio (Pike Fishballs)

With our great happiness, the fisherman had a nice pike to give us…I already wrote not long ago the recipe “Luccio alla Mantovana/Pike at the Mantua way“, instead today I decided to do this tasty recipe 🙂 This recipe can be either a nice appetizer (for example it can be perfect next to an “aperitivo“, during the “happy…

Luccio alla mantovana (Pike at the Mantua way)

Previously I suggested recipes with European Perch, Zander and Walleye…now it’s the time of the Pike, probably the fish with the best tasting flesh in my opinion (if properly cooked), between the freshwater fish. Not many people know it, or at least not many people know how to cook it, probably the fact that it…