Appenzeller Chäshörnli

This is one of those “very winter” recipes 🙂 I managed to accidentally find here the Appenzeller cheese (a cheese with a 700 years history), which is a very good mountain cheese from Switzerland, more precisely of the Appenzell canton, so I thought that this recipe would be perfect. There are 3 types of this…

Casunziei Ampezzani – Traditional Filled Pasta, with Beetroot

Here it is a very interesting traditional recipe, typical of the mountain area of Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige regions (more specifically the so called Ladinia), more in particular this is the most common version in the Valle d’Ampezzo area. Because like all the traditional recipes, there are variants (in this case also completely different) changing from…

Scaccia Ragusana – Ragusa-Style Stuffed Flat Bread, Traditional Recipe

When you say “focacce”, Sicily is definitely one of the first regions that jump in my mind. They have a huge tradition about focacce, all amazingly good. Two years ago we have been in Ragusa and surroundings, a wonderful place, rich of history, Baroque buildings, landscapes and a mouthwatering gastronomy. And one of the most…

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…

Rigatoni with Broccoli

Broccoli is another very good and healthy vegetable of this season which I really like to use. You can eat it as a side dish, usually boiled, but you can make also some very good pasta recipes, like this one 🙂 It’s very simple and you need few ingredients. Let’s see how to make it….

Quiche with Romanesco Broccoli

Few days ago I went to my usual vegetable store and I was surprised to find a Romanesco broccoli also here 🙂 It’s a very beautiful vegetable, and it’s also healthy because is rich with antioxidants and C-vitamin. It’s part of the same family of the cauliflower, but it has a more delicate flavor. Usually…

Risotto alla Zucca – Pumpkin Risotto

The autumn has arrived, and with it also a lot of great recipes typical of that season 🙂 It’s already possible to find pumpkins, so why not to start with a wonderful and colorful risotto? In Italy it’s a recipe typical of Mantova area and also Veneto region, so there the selected pumpkin is usually…

Pasta alla Pizzaiola al Forno – Baked Pasta Pizza-Style

This is a recipe that I didn’t prepare since a while, don’t ask me why because I used to love it 🙂 It’s a simple recipe, with ingredients which are very common in Italian recipes, and they are the ingredients used to top a good pizza, that’s why it has this name. What makes it…

Salviata – Sage “Oven Omelette”, Ancient Tuscan Recipe

This is a very simple recipe that can be perfect for a simple dinner, but also served as an appetizer. But I also like to use it in a sandwich made with a good bread and adding also some cured ham slices for example 🙂 It’s a very old Tuscan recipe, it dates back several…