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….

Ribollita Toscana*

As I probably already said, I love to eat soups for dinner, and this is definitely great 🙂 it’s thicker than a normal minestrone (someone say that you should be able to eat it even in a flat dish), because of the bread and because of the beans purée, but it’s very tasty especially one…

Fresh Pasta with European Perch and Zucchini

This is a good and different way than usual to prepare freshwater fish. I used the European Perch but you can use also the zander or a trout or a pike for example. And also sea fish obviously, for example it can be great with swordfish. In this case I prepared some fresh “fusilli al…

Linguine with Tuna, Colatura and Lemon Zest

I don’t know in other countries, but in Italy when you say “pasta with canned tuna” many people think immediately to one of the typical and easiest recipes that students living away from home often do, or single men living alone, or people with few cooking skills, it’s kind of a stereotype 🙂 But in…

Insalata di Limoni – Lemon Salad

Here it is another amazing recipe that shows how great is a simple but fresh food. In this case a southern Italian lemon, beautiful, extremely perfumed, tasty, and not sour or bitter at all (and rich of vitamins)! Plus a good extra virgin olive oil, a good chili and a good fresh mint from the…

Pasta e Lenticchie – Pasta and Lentils, Neapolitan Style

Here it is another very good traditional pasta recipe coming from the area of Naples, following the similar previous ones made with beans, with chickpeas and with potatoes 🙂 Lentils are a very good and healthy legume, rich in proteins and in iron. There are various types of lentils, with different colors, shapes, size. And…

Pasta e Patate – Pasta and Potatoes, Neapolitan Style

“Past’ e patane” they say in Naples 🙂 Many times people tell me “you eat pasta so often? it’s not good”, so probably some of them could be shocked to the idea of pairing pasta and potatoes in the same recipe (“carbs with carbs, oh my God!“), especially according to some modern and trendy diets spreading…

Tonno e Piselli – Tuna and Peas

Today I’m showing a very easy and simple recipe, but which is very good 🙂 It’s not something you are going to find in restaurants, it’s just an easy food to prepare during a week day. My mom used to prepare this dish to me quite often for lunch when I came back from school…

Pasta e Ceci – Pasta and Chickpeas, Neapolitan Style

This recipe it’s very similar to the recipe I showed in the post “Pasta e Fasule“, just this time we use chickpeas and not beans 🙂 Like that recipe, also this one is traditional of Naples area. It’s a creamy pasta, quite thick, but of course everyone can choose to have it more or less…

Cacciucco di Ceci -Tuscan Chickpeas Stew

This is another wonderful dish that I like to eat for dinner in winter time 🙂 Often this recipe is considered a side dish, but if you eat a good portion for me it’s enough to make a normal dinner 🙂 Like many recipes of the Tuscan cuisine, it’s a very tasty dish made with…

“Pasta e Fasule” (Pasta and Beans, Neapolitan style)

In Italy there are a lot of “pasta e fagioli” variations (“fasule” means fagioli, beans, in neapolitan dialect), most of them are real soups, but the one made in Naples area is different, it’s much more thicker and differently than for all the others the pasta is boiled inside the beans soup and not in…