Spaghetti with Fresh Mackerel

This time I’m going to show a very easy recipe that can be made at any day of the week 🙂 it’s very easy, and it’s very healthy because the mackerel is one of those oily fish which are rich in Omega 3 (and not only). Moreover it’s also not expensive at all. I have…

Piscialandrea – Traditional Ligurian Focaccia

Here it is a new post with a recipe from the endless world of the Italian focaccia/pizza 🙂 This time we are in Liguria region, more precisely in the western part bordering with France. The Piscialandrea it’s just one of the many names that this recipe has between the villages and towns of that area,…

Crostino Toscano – Chicken Liver Pâté, Tuscan Recipe

If you have been in Tuscany I’m sure you know this wonderful recipe. I used to go in holiday in Tuscany every summer with my parents, probably about 10 years long, and every year I used to eat this 🙂 so if I’m thinking to Tuscany, this is one of the main dishes jumping in…

Polpo in Umido – Stewed Octopus

I know that for some people octopus it’s not very attractive, but it’s one of my favorite ingredients. I ate it in many ways, and I always liked them all. I could never be bored of it. I love it in salad with potatoes, grilled, in a carpaccio, the octopus “gallego”, “alla luciana”, etc. Now…

Insalata di Baccalà – Dried and Salted Cod Salad

I already talked about the Baccalà in THIS post, and I also wrote something about the history of this great product and how it became so popular in Italy, so if you are interested about that background you can have a look there 🙂 This is one of the many ways you can use it,…

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…

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 the meat 🙂 but in my wife’s family it’s tradition to eat it at New Year’s Eve, so once in a year I can…

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…

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…

Pasta with Zander “ragù” (or other fish too)

As I already said, the fisherman is bringing us a lot of fish in this period 😀 not a problem, eh 😀 so here it is another recipe with zander. This is a quite simple recipe, and the final result is very good, and moreover it’s a different and tasty way to prepare this fish (or…