Salviata – Sage “Oven Omelette”, Ancient Tuscan Recipe

This is a very simple recipe that can be perfect for a simple dinner, but also served as an appetizer. But I also like to use it in a sandwich made with a good bread and adding also some cured ham slices for example 🙂 It’s a very old Tuscan recipe, it dates back several…

Casatiello / Tortano – Traditional Easter Bread

Easter has gone also this year, and as always I spent a lot of time in the kitchen 🙂 A tasty lamb for Sunday (as usual), and for the Easter Monday this year I decided to make for the first time this very famous recipe of the Neapolitan tradition. Casatiello and Tortano are very similar:…

Frittata di Cipolle (Frittata with Onions)

Here it is again one of my favorite dish to prepare for a simple and fast dinner 🙂 I have already wrote a post about Frittata with Spinach, so now we will see the one made with onions 🙂 I used red onions in this case, but you can do it with the onions you…

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Here it is one of the most famous and iconic recipes of Italy 🙂 I could eat it 1000 times, and I could never get bored of it! So simple, and so perfect, few ingredients matching perfectly to each others, et voilà: a little masterpiece 🙂 The name “Pasta all’Amatriciana” comes from the place of origin, the…

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,…

Pesto alla Genovese

We are in September, soon the weather will get worse, and in the garden there is still a lot of basil….what to do with it? An original Pesto, of course 🙂 What is the Pesto? The word “pesto” comes from the word “pestare“, which is the movement with the traditional tool (called “pestello“) to make pesto. So…

A Bit of Clarity About Some Italian Traditional Pastas :)

Hello to everyone 🙂 As all of you probably know, in Italy there are thousands of pasta recipes, and many of them have not really strict “rules”, because many of those recipes can change from place to place or from family to family…but there are some recipes which are considered very traditional, they became famous (also…

Lardiata Napoletana

This is a very old and traditional pasta recipe from Naples area (or probably from Cilento, a near mountain area), which nowadays maybe has been a bit “lost”, because of the fact many people are looking for “light” food, but no one told us to eat this kind of dishes everyday, right? 😀 so why…

Pasta alla Carbonara

Finally! 😀 Pasta alla Carbonara, one of the most famous traditional Italian recipes, one of the favorites by many italians, but also one of the most distorted Italian recipes outside Italy, if I can say it 😀 in these last years I saw all kind of possible ways about how to ruin such a simple and…

Gnocchi with Sheep Meat Sauce

This is a typical dish you can find in many regions of central Italy, where still nowadays (luckily!) there are a lot of sheeps. As everyone knows, sheep meat has a stronger taste than usual meats, it’s used to say that or you love it or you hate it, personally I love it. I’m going…

Frittata di Spinaci (Frittata with Spinach)

Finally, frittata! 🙂 Frittata is a typical recipe for the dinner in Italy (famous is the “frittatona con cipolle” in Fantozzi, a very famous comic movie in Italy), but also for picnics….indeed it’s very good also when is cold, maybe inside a sandwich made with a good ciabatta 🙂 It is used to say that…