Parmigiana di Melanzane (Eggplant Parmigiana)

Here it is another wonderful summer recipe from southern Italy, especially from Campania and Sicily regions (they both claim the authenticity of the recipe, of course 😀 and also the city of Parma has some claims, but it’s not 100% clear the exact origin). Definitely one of the best recipes representing the summer and the good…

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…

Risotto alla Milanese (Traditional Recipe with Beef Bone Marrow)

This recipe is one of the most famous culinary symbols of the city of Milan. It’s another old recipe with a long history: the first verified recipes date back to the beginning of the XIX century (there are legends about its history that allegedly date back even to the XVI century, but in all the…

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…

Pizzoccheri – Traditional Italian Buckwheat Pasta

Have you ever tried this buckwheat pasta? It’s very particular with a very unique taste, color and texture, and this traditional recipe maybe it’s “not the most beautiful to see” but it’s veeery tasty…really, and very “cheesy” 🙂 you’ll feel like in a mountain trip with those typical flavors! 🙂 This is another recipe that…

Pasta e Ceci – Pasta and Chickpeas, Neapolitan Style

This recipe it’s very similar to the recipe I showed in the post “Pasta e Fasule“, just this time we use chickpeas and not beans 🙂 Like that recipe, also this one is traditional of Naples area. It’s a creamy pasta, quite thick, but of course everyone can choose to have it more or less…

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina – Sorrento Style Gnocchi

Have you ever tried this traditional recipe from Sorrento (and extended to the Naples area)? If the answer is no, then you definitely should 🙂 I prepared them together with my wife, it might sound a bit long to prepare, but it’s not too complicated and what’s more important it’s very very good 🙂 The…

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…