Rigatoni with Broccoli

Broccoli is another very good and healthy vegetable of this season which I really like to use. You can eat it as a side dish, usually boiled, but you can make also some very good pasta recipes, like this one 🙂 It’s very simple and you need few ingredients. Let’s see how to make it….

Quiche with Romanesco Broccoli

Few days ago I went to my usual vegetable store and I was surprised to find a Romanesco broccoli also here 🙂 It’s a very beautiful vegetable, and it’s also healthy because is rich with antioxidants and C-vitamin. It’s part of the same family of the cauliflower, but it has a more delicate flavor. Usually…

Ribollita Toscana*

As I probably already said, I love to eat soups for dinner, and this is definitely great 🙂 it’s thicker than a normal minestrone (someone say that you should be able to eat it even in a flat dish), because of the bread and because of the beans purée, but it’s very tasty especially one…

Pissaladière

Today I’m going to write about a very good “kind of” French pizza, the Pissaladière 🙂 if you say pizza you usually don’t think to France, but they have this traditional recipe which is very interesting. More precisely is a traditional recipe of Nice area (so Southern France, bordering Italy), which indeed in the past…

Castagnaccio – Traditional Italian Chestnut Flour Cake

Autumn means chestnuts, and in Italy there is a very particular and interesting traditional cake made with chestnut flour: the Castagnaccio. More precisely is a cake typical of the regions Tuscany, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont and Lazio, but it’s also made on Corsica island. We call it cake but it’s not really matching the common idea…

Porcini Trifolati

As I already showed other times, I love this season and I love one of its main products: the porcini mushrooms 🙂 In this new post I’m going to show one of the more common ways to prepare them in Italy as a side dish…and what a side dish! 🙂 it’s so great and simple…

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…

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…

Pizza al Taglio – Home Pizza (Light and Easy to Digest!)

I’ve been always fascinated by leavened products, I mean the good ones where it’s used just the enough amount of yeast/sourdough and then you have to take care of the dough for long hours, waiting/hoping that it will develop well 🙂 it’s always a magic moment to see it growing with so little yeast. Pizza…