Cinghiale in Dolce Forte – Tuscan Wild Boar Stew

I love game meat, in winter I use to prepare it more times, and wild boar is between my favorites. I use to prepare it stewed, with usual Italian flavors, but this recipe it’s very unique for nowadays common taste, and the first time it can be very surprising 🙂 perfect for some special occasion….

Polpo Ubriaco – Drunken Octopus

Today I made another recipe with one of my favorite ingredients, the octopus 🙂 It’s a typical recipe from Tuscany (polpo bria’o in the local dialect), but also from Sicily (purpu mpriacu in the local dialect), it’s very simple and you need very few ingredients. It is called ubriaco (drunken) simply because it is simmered…

Cavatelli e Cicerchie – Pasta and Grass Peas

Another very simple but tasty and healthy recipe with what is a simple and poor ingredient: the grass pea. I already wrote a couple of posts about it lately (HERE and HERE), this time is a recipe using a typical pasta type from southern Italy, more precisely from Molise region, but also Puglia and Basilicata:…

Oxtail with Dark Beer Sauce

Here I am with a new recipe of a cut I really like: the beef tail 🙂 Yes, I use to like what maybe most of people don’t buy 😀 but this cut is really great, and it has such a great and intense flavor that few other cuts of the animal can match with…

Pasta e Cicerchie – Pasta and Grass Peas/Chickling Vetch

Today a recipe with one of the most unknown and not much used legumes: the grass pea, known also as chickling vetch and several other names (in Italian cicerchia) 🙂 It’s a good legume first of all, and as all the legumes I like it. In the past it was very common and it was an…

Brasato di Manzo – Beef Braised in Red Wine

Here comes one of the most famous recipes in Italy 🙂 when some feasts come, this is one of those recipes people might consider. It’s a recipe where the quality of the ingredients will help a lot on the final result: the most famous version indeed is the “Brasato al Barolo”, as the name says…

Fava Beans Soup, with Barley

Probably I already wrote it, but I love legumes and I love this kind of soups, especially for dinner 🙂 Fava beans are very particular, they are quite different than normal beans, and you can make great things with them. They are great fresh, but in this case I used dried fava beans. And I…

Agnolotti al Brasato – Pasta Filled with Braised Beef

Christmas arrived and like every year  I love to prepare the traditional good recipes of this feast 🙂 since I’m Italian I do Italian recipes, usually the ones of my area of origin, but from north to south in Italy there are countless traditional recipes for Christmas so sometimes I like to pick also recipes…

Peposo – Traditional Tuscan Stew

This is a very tasty and juicy recipe, typical of Tuscany and more precisely of Florence area. It’s a very old recipe, and its complete name is “Peposo alla fornacina” or “Peposo dell’Impruneta“, because it was created in the XV century by some brick cookers at the kilns situated at Impruneta, a town on the hills…