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,…

Risotto with Red Scorpionfish

Here it is another risotto, with one of the best fish available on the market in my opinion: the Red Scorpionfish. It is a fish that traditionally is used for example in fish soups, but its fillet it’s really delicious, with a nice and nervous texture, and particularly tasty, more intense than many other fish….

Risotto with Tub Gurnard – Risotto alla Gallinella

Do you know the tub gurnard? In Italian we call it gallinella, and traditionally it’s one of those fish used to make many delicious fish soups, but its fillet it’s also very good and it can be used in many ways. In the past, like all the fish “for soups”, it was quite a poor…

Pasta, Black Chickpeas and Mussels

This is one of the best recipes I ever did: I love legumes, and black chickpeas are great (the taste is a bit different from the normal chickpeas), and I love also sea fruits like mussels, so to combine them together it’s really something delicious 🙂 It’s not complicated but it requires to think about…

Coq au Vin – Braised Rooster

This is one of the most iconic recipes of the French cuisine, not only because the “coq” is their national symbol, but because this recipe is really a masterpiece if properly executed. It’s an old recipe with a long history and tradition, that dates back when it was common to have roosters at home, or…

Zander/Walleye Cheeks – Guance di Lucioperca

I don’t know how many of you know that the cheeks of the fish are some of the best parts, but for sure who is/has been an angler like me know 🙂 I used to go fishing regularly in Italy, cleaning my fish and learning to eat every part. Now I’m no longer fishing because…

Polpo Ubriaco – Drunken Octopus

Today I made another recipe with one of my favorite ingredients, the octopus 🙂 It’s a typical recipe from Tuscany (polpo bria’o in the local dialect), but also from Sicily (purpu mpriacu in the local dialect), it’s very simple and you need very few ingredients. It is called ubriaco (drunken) simply because it is simmered…

Pasta e Cicerchie – Pasta and Grass Peas/Chickling Vetch

Today a recipe with one of the most unknown and not much used legumes: the grass pea, known also as chickling vetch and several other names (in Italian cicerchia) 🙂 It’s a good legume first of all, and as all the legumes I like it. In the past it was very common and it was an…

Risotto With Chanterelles and Asiago DOP Cheese

The chanterelles season is back, finally 🙂 I love them, and I love to cook them very simply, indeed my favorite recipe is with pasta (click HERE to say the previous recipe) and almost nothing else added. But also in the risotto they are great, and in this case I decided to add also a…