Parmigiana di Melanzane (Eggplant Parmigiana)

Here it is another wonderful summer recipe from southern Italy, especially from Campania and Sicily regions (they both claim the authenticity of the recipe, of course 😀 and also the city of Parma has some claims, but it’s not 100% clear the exact origin). Definitely one of the best recipes representing the summer and the good…

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina – Sorrento Style Gnocchi

Have you ever tried this traditional recipe from Sorrento (and extended to the Naples area)? If the answer is no, then you definitely should 🙂 I prepared them together with my wife, it might sound a bit long to prepare, but it’s not too complicated and what’s more important it’s very very good 🙂 The…

Pesto alla Genovese

We are in September, soon the weather will get worse, and in the garden there is still a lot of basil….what to do with it? An original Pesto, of course 🙂 What is the Pesto? The word “pesto” comes from the word “pestare“, which is the movement with the traditional tool (called “pestello“) to make pesto. So…

Lardiata Napoletana

This is a very old and traditional pasta recipe from Naples area (or probably from Cilento, a near mountain area), which nowadays maybe has been a bit “lost”, because of the fact many people are looking for “light” food, but no one told us to eat this kind of dishes everyday, right? 😀 so why…

Gazpacho Andaluz

As I said in the previous post, I came back right now from Spain, and since I’m still in a kind of spanish mood, what’s better than a gazpacho in a hot summer evening to keep staying in this spanish mood? 🙂 Gazpacho, like many other popular and traditional recipes, has for sure different variations,…

Caprese (Buffalo Mozzarella salad)

This is one of the best things to eat when the weather it’s hot and you just want something refreshing and not heavy, no doubts about it 🙂 And look at it and its colors! That’s Italy! 🙂 Let me say that I cannot call this a “recipe”, because basically this is just assembling few…