Biscotti di Prato – a.k.a. Cantuccini**

I’m sure that many of you heard about these famous Tuscan biscuits 🙂 and probably most of you heard about the word “Cantuccini” more often than “biscotti di Prato”. **Actually the title it’s not completely right because they are not exactly the same, and here I would like to talk a bit about their history…

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…

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…

Crescia, or Piadina Sfogliata Marchigiana – Italian Flatbread

In Italy we have several traditional flatbreads, they are really perfect for those summer days where you want something good but simple, and not too complicated to prepare. I already showed the most famous of them, the Piadina Romagnola. This is instead typical of Marche region, neighboring Emilia-Romagna. And like for the piadina romagnola also…

Wiener Schnitzel

Here it is the most famous dish of Austria 🙂 It’s a simple and comfortable recipe, but always successful 🙂 Let’s say immediately that the Original Wiener Schnitzel is only the one made with veal and fried in butter (or butterschmalz, the clarified butter, and actually also lard is a traditional option). This is what…

Pizza al Taglio – Home Pizza (Light and Easy to Digest!)

I’ve been always fascinated by leavened products, I mean the good ones where it’s used just the enough amount of yeast/sourdough and then you have to take care of the dough for long hours, waiting/hoping that it will develop well 🙂 it’s always a magic moment to see it growing with so little yeast. Pizza…

Piadina Romagnola – Italian Flatbread

In Italy, especially some areas of northern Italy, summer means also Piadina Romagnola 🙂 It’s probably the most famous Italian flatbread (after pizza, but that’s a category itself), and a very good and comfortable street food. It’s typical of Emilia-Romagna region (but only the Romagna part), and through all its territory its style gradually changes:…

Lasagne alla Bolognese

Wonderful, juicy, perfumed, fulfilling, eye-catching, opulent…there are so many adjectives to describe this worldwide famous recipe 🙂 For me it’s simply a masterpiece of the Italian tradition, definitely one of its milestones, and if we consider that at its base there is the likewise great Ragù alla Bolognese, then it couldn’t be otherwise 🙂 Already…

Salvia Fritta – Fried Sage Leaves

This is one of the most lovely snacks you can make to have something to munch on a good beer 🙂 moreover sage is probably my favorite herb, I really use it a lot during the whole year, either with meat or with fish, and almost always with potatoes too. It’s a very simple recipe,…

Quiche Lorraine

Today I’m writing a post about a famous recipe of the French cuisine, which I also really like 🙂 The Quiche Lorraine is probably the most famous of this kind of French salty cakes/tarts, or at least one of the most famous. I had the chance to eat it in France and also here in…