Mustazzeddu – Focaccia from Sardinia

Here it is another of the many types of Italian focaccia. This time I prepared a typical recipe of Sardinia region, the Mustazzeddu. But it is known also as Pratzida, Sa pani cun tamatiga (literally bread with tomato), and for sure some other names too, depending on the area/villages 🙂 It seems this recipe originated…

Cinghiale in Dolce Forte – Tuscan Wild Boar Stew

I love game meat, in winter I use to prepare it more times, and wild boar is between my favorites. I use to prepare it stewed, with usual Italian flavors, but this recipe it’s very unique for nowadays common taste, and the first time it can be very surprising 🙂 perfect for some special occasion….

Spaghettoni al Pomodoro

Today 5th of December I prepared one of the best “spaghettoni al pomodoro” I ever did…how is this possible, almost in winter? The answer is simple: with amazing products, like these “pomodorini del piennolo del Vesuvio” (or other similar great artisanal products), simply picked up when perfectly ripe, squeezed with hands and carefully put in…

Zander/Walleye Cheeks – Guance di Lucioperca

I don’t know how many of you know that the cheeks of the fish are some of the best parts, but for sure who is/has been an angler like me know 🙂 I used to go fishing regularly in Italy, cleaning my fish and learning to eat every part. Now I’m no longer fishing because…

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…

Polpo Ubriaco – Drunken Octopus

Today I made another recipe with one of my favorite ingredients, the octopus 🙂 It’s a typical recipe from Tuscany (polpo bria’o in the local dialect), but also from Sicily (purpu mpriacu in the local dialect), it’s very simple and you need very few ingredients. It is called ubriaco (drunken) simply because it is simmered…

Cavatelli e Cicerchie – Pasta and Grass Peas

Another very simple but tasty and healthy recipe with what is a simple and poor ingredient: the grass pea. I already wrote a couple of posts about it lately (HERE and HERE), this time is a recipe using a typical pasta type from southern Italy, more precisely from Molise region, but also Puglia and Basilicata:…

Branzino al Sale – Sea Bass in Salt Crust

This recipe is one of the simplest recipes existing I think, but often the simple recipes are the ones that respect better the ingredients 🙂 There are many recipes to cook fish, but few can enhance the original fish taste like this ancient and easy technique. Indeed you need just few flavors, and the salt…

Pasta e Cicerchie – Pasta and Grass Peas/Chickling Vetch

Today a recipe with one of the most unknown and not much used legumes: the grass pea, known also as chickling vetch and several other names (in Italian cicerchia) 🙂 It’s a good legume first of all, and as all the legumes I like it. In the past it was very common and it was an…