Ököruszály leves – Hungarian Ox Tail Soup

This is my second post about traditional Hungarian recipes, following the previous Harcsapaprikás 🙂 This time it’s about a soup, the ox tail soup (Ököruszály leves in Hungarian). Well, that’s what was usually used in the past, when oxen were used as working animals and there were more of them, nowadays they are less and…

Ragù alla Bolognese / Bolognese Sauce, Italian Recipe

And also the day for the post on the “Bolognese Sauce” finally arrived 😀 What to write about this iconic and one of the most famous Italian recipes in the world? Thousands of posts have been written on the web, many of those not really respectful of the origins and the tradition of this amazing…

Steak Tartare

Probably many people don’t like the idea to eat raw meat, and to be honest, even if I have no problem to eat it, I also prefer other ways to use the meat 🙂 but in my wife’s family it’s tradition to eat it at New Year’s Eve, so once in a year I can…

Roe Deer “Round” – Magatello di Capriolo

This is the 3rd recipe I made from the same package of meat 🙂 I usually buy roe deer back leg meat to prepare very good stews and similar, like THIS ONE, but this time I decided to keep that nice and soft muscle that in the beef is called usually “round” (in a roe deer…

Pasta with Roe Deer Stew Sauce

This is not a real recipe, so there will not be a very detailed explanation, but it’s just a very good dish made with the “leftovers” of the very good Roe Deer Salmì/Stew that I previously prepared and explained 🙂 How to do it: First start boiling the pasta in salted boiling water (I used…

Cappellacci Ferraresi with Duck Ragù

There are still many pumpkins in the markets, so since I like them I’ll keep cooking them 🙂 I wanted to do something different than the usual cream soups or gnocchi, and a good idea is to make some filled pasta, of course 🙂 In Italy the most famous pasta filled with pumpkin are probably…

Spezzatino di Manzo (Beef Stew with Potatoes and Peas)

This is a recipe that at home my mom uses to make quite often, it’s not difficult and it’s also quite cheap since we are not using the “best” cuts of the beef 🙂 It’s a classic recipe through all Italy I think, and it can be a simple but tasty dish for your Sunday…

Duck Ham (Magret de Canard Séché)

This is a simple preparation to do at home, and it will give you a very good product to taste as appetizer, and if you have guests at home they will be surprised to see it 🙂 All you need is a duck breast, salt and spices 🙂 The duck you need is that kind…

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…

Paccheri with Beef Tail Sauce

As I wrote in the previous recipe “Coda alla Vaccinara“, I prepared some extra sauce to be able to cook the day after this incredibly tasty dish. You cannot imagine how intense was the aroma and flavor of beef in this sauce, after about 24 hours resting in the fridge 🙂 simply delicious. So, technically,…