Pasta with Yellow Zucchini and Crunchy Cured Ham

Between the summer vegetables zucchini are for sure between the ones I used the most. This year we decide to try to grow in our garden a particular yellow type, not really a rarity but definitely it’s a type of zucchini that you don’t really see often in the shops and markets. The taste is…

Rianata Trapanese

Here it is another type of focaccia/pizza that is possible to find travelling through Italy 🙂 This is a recipe typical of the city of Trapani, in western Sicily, and its name derives from an ingredients which is used in high amount, the oregano (which in local dialect is called “riano”). And all the other…

Linguine con Polipetti – Pasta with Small Octopus

As I already said other times, I love octopus 🙂 but also the small octopus are nice too and they can be perfect in this simple recipe with pasta, it’s really a summer recipe. The recipe can be maybe either with small octopus or with musky octopus (you can recognize them because the musky octopus…

Focaccia Barese

New blog post about another of the countless traditional focaccia made in Italy 🙂 This time we are in Puglia, a beautiful southern Italian region. And focaccia barese it’s so good that it’s famous almost through the whole country. As the name say, it is typical of Bari, which is the capital city of the…

Beef Ribs in the Oven

This a great recipe for two reasons: it’s delicious, and the ribs are quite a cheap cut 🙂 To cook well the ribs, having them soft and still juicy, it’s not always easy. First of all you need a good quality beef, so ribs coming from an animal that has a good level of marbling….

Lamb Chops “a Scottadito”, with Tzatziki and Mint Sauce

I know that nowadays many people, meat eaters I mean, don’t like the idea to eat lamb, but even if I eat much less meat than the average, I’m not vegetarian/vegan so in Easter traditionally I also eat lamb. Actually in my family we use to eat the kid goat (always bought from a farmer,…

Tiella di Gaeta

As I wrote in other previous posts, I really love octopus, I can eat it in all the ways 🙂 but to put it inside a focaccia it’s not really common, and this is basically what this recipe is about. It’s an old traditional recipe from Gaeta, a village in Lazio region, bordering Campania region….

Sole à la Meunière – Sogliola alla Mugnaia

This is a classic and simple recipe of the French cuisine, but it is very popular also in Italy, and it’s really a good recipe. The butter fits very well with the sole (which is definitely a delicious fish, with a nice compact and firm flesh), and the lemon adds a perfect touch of freshness,…

Cavatelli with Peperoni Cruschi and Pecorino

This is the kind of authentic Italian recipes I love: few good quality ingredients and simplicity 🙂 It’s a typical recipe of Lucania, an area mostly part of Basilicata region, and the fact I managed to find also the Pecorino of Moliterno made it really authentic 🙂 But the main ingredient is the peperone crusco,…