Vellutata di Porcini – Porcini Cream Soup

This soup will be a perfect recipe to warm your autumn evenings 🙂 its porcini mushroom’s perfume will spread all over the kitchen and it will make it even more inviting! I admit that I prefer to make a good pasta or a good risotto when I have porcini, but when it happens that I…

Pappardelle with Porcini

This is another wonderful ingredient of this season 🙂 I love porcini and I love all the wild mushrooms in general. I was lucky to grow up in a family in the Italian countryside, by the mountains, so my father and uncles always picked up wild mushrooms (and in the last 2 days my father…

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…

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…

Grilled Pike with Beurre Blanc Sauce

The summer seems already going away, but since it was still sunny we decided to have another grill in the garden, and since the fisherman brought us a 4,5 kg pike we also knew what to grill 😀 You can eat it next to whatever you prefer, but for me grilled vegetables are perfect, and…

Risotto with Dried Porcini Mushrooms

I love porcini mushrooms, just the smell it’s so inviting and the taste is simply amazing, it’s like having the forest in your dish 🙂 Obviously the best is when you can have fresh porcini, but dried porcini are a very good way to preserve them and to have them all year long. And if…

Salmorejo Cordobés

The tomatoes in our garden keep growing, so I need to find recipes to use all these tomatoes 🙂 not a problem, let’s be clear 😀 usually I’m doing a good sauce for the pasta, or for example the Gazpacho. But I wanted something else and I remembered of another Spanish recipe that I saw…

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 Baccalà – Dried and Salted Cod Salad

I already talked about the Baccalà in THIS post, and I also wrote something about the history of this great product and how it became so popular in Italy, so if you are interested about that background you can have a look there 🙂 This is one of the many ways you can use it,…

Capù – Cabbage Rolls, Brescia Style

Hi, today I’m showing one traditional recipe typical of my area of origin (Brescia province, but Bergamo too): the “Capù” 🙂 It’s a word in the local dialect (which literally means “capon”, no idea why, I suppose that maybe originally it was a dish reminding a meat dish that people couldn’t afford), I don’t think…