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…

Grilled Mackerel Fillet – Sgombro Grigliato

Here I am with another simple but very good recipe 🙂 Moreover the mackerel it’s also a fish with a good price, usually, and like all the oily fish of this kind it’s very rich of Omega-3, so it’s definitely a healthy ingredient. All we have to do is to let it marinate for a…

Risotto With Chanterelles and Asiago DOP Cheese

The chanterelles season is back, finally 🙂 I love them, and I love to cook them very simply, indeed my favorite recipe is with pasta (click HERE to say the previous recipe) and almost nothing else added. But also in the risotto they are great, and in this case I decided to add also a…

Arrotolato di Coniglio – Stuffed Rabbit

I know that in some countries eating rabbit is not well seen, but in some other countries like mine it is a traditional food, so it’s normal. And I think it’s very good 🙂 In my family, in Italy, we always had rabbits, so I grew up eating it quite often. And I’m happy that…

Roasted Lamb, with Mustard and Herbs

Sunday was Easter, and as always I cooked lamb 🙂 (actually at my home in Italy in Easter I use to eat kid goat meat bought from some neighbors, usually, and I even prefer that but here in Hungary is hard to find). I had to understand also which are the local cuts, because they…

Spaghetti con le Vongole – Spaghetti with Clams

This is one of those traditional recipes that I love: so simple, few ingredients, so fast and so perfect 🙂 you cannot make it better with some modern fancy tricks, it’s already perfect as it is 🙂 Of course, there are details to take care to have the best result, as always 🙂 if you…