Ököruszály leves – Hungarian Ox Tail Soup

This is my second post about traditional Hungarian recipes, following the previous Harcsapaprikás 🙂 This time it’s about a soup, the ox tail soup (Ököruszály leves in Hungarian). Well, that’s what was usually used in the past, when oxen were used as working animals and there were more of them, nowadays they are less and…

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…

Ragù alla Bolognese / Bolognese Sauce, Italian Recipe

And also the day for the post on the “Bolognese Sauce” finally arrived 😀 What to write about this iconic and one of the most famous Italian recipes in the world? Thousands of posts have been written on the web, many of those not really respectful of the origins and the tradition of this amazing…

Legumes and Cereals Soup

Here I am again with another wonderful soup 🙂 This typically winter recipe will make you full easily 😀 and I don’t need to say that it’s very healthy. To make it really tasty I suggest to use a little bit of lardo, pancetta or bacon in the base, and also a Parmigiano Reggiano rind…

Cappellacci Ferraresi with Duck Ragù

There are still many pumpkins in the markets, so since I like them I’ll keep cooking them 🙂 I wanted to do something different than the usual cream soups or gnocchi, and a good idea is to make some filled pasta, of course 🙂 In Italy the most famous pasta filled with pumpkin are probably…

Spezzatino di Manzo (Beef Stew with Potatoes and Peas)

This is a recipe that at home my mom uses to make quite often, it’s not difficult and it’s also quite cheap since we are not using the “best” cuts of the beef 🙂 It’s a classic recipe through all Italy I think, and it can be a simple but tasty dish for your Sunday…

Candele spezzate alla Genovese (or simply “La Genovesa”)

This is one of those recipes that makes your Sunday special 🙂 It’s probably the most typical pasta sauce of Naples area (and incredibly quite unknown in the rest of Italy), we can say it’s a recipe that has a “ritual” in it, and traditionally it’s a recipe that gathers the whole family (several people…

Torta di Carote (Carrot Cake)

Since long I wanted to do this cake, but for a reason or for another, I never had time. I used to eat it sometimes several years ago, but lately I didn’t. But this time the wish came to my mind suddenly, so I said to myself “yes, now I do it!” 🙂 The recipe…