Zuppa di Ceci – Chickpeas Soup

Here it is another very good and healthy legume soup: I love legumes 🙂 You can find many recipes about chickpeas soups (for example in Tuscany there is a similar recipe but they add fresh tagliolini pasta too), but I really like this one, with the extra flavor given by the rosemary which fits very…

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…

Legumes and Cereals Soup

Here I am again with another wonderful soup 🙂 This typically winter recipe will make you full easily 😀 and I don’t need to say that it’s very healthy. To make it really tasty I suggest to use a little bit of lardo, pancetta or bacon in the base, and also a Parmigiano Reggiano rind…

Casoncelli Bresciani (Very Good Italian Filled Pasta)

As you know, in Italy we have countless types of filled pasta, each of them with different names, and often the same type can have different names from province to province or even from village to village sometimes 🙂 Casoncelli are one of those, they are the ones typical of my area of origin 🙂…

“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…

Candele spezzate alla Genovese (or simply “La Genovesa”)

This is one of those recipes that makes your Sunday special 🙂 It’s probably the most typical pasta sauce of Naples area (and incredibly quite unknown in the rest of Italy), we can say it’s a recipe that has a “ritual” in it, and traditionally it’s a recipe that gathers the whole family (several people…

Coda alla Vaccinara (Roman Style Braised Oxtail)

This is a great dish, one of those dish that you love to prepare and eat in a cool and cloudy day, like today for example 😀 I like this dish because it’s one of those dish where you can have a great taste with an ingredient that, at least once, it was considered poor…

Lardiata Napoletana

This is a very old and traditional pasta recipe from Naples area (or probably from Cilento, a near mountain area), which nowadays maybe has been a bit “lost”, because of the fact many people are looking for “light” food, but no one told us to eat this kind of dishes everyday, right? 😀 so why…

Gnocchi with Sheep Meat Sauce

This is a typical dish you can find in many regions of central Italy, where still nowadays (luckily!) there are a lot of sheeps. As everyone knows, sheep meat has a stronger taste than usual meats, it’s used to say that or you love it or you hate it, personally I love it. I’m going…