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…

Biscotti di Prato – a.k.a. Cantuccini**

I’m sure that many of you heard about these famous Tuscan biscuits 🙂 and probably most of you heard about the word “Cantuccini” more often than “biscotti di Prato”. **Actually the title it’s not completely right because they are not exactly the same, and here I would like to talk a bit about their history…

Mediterranean Seabass Fillet with Olives and Pine Nuts

The Seabass is one of the most appreciated fish, and there are reasons why 😀 It’s very tasty, its flesh is firm and the fillet is boneless, it’s perfect for everyone 🙂 This is a very easy and fast recipe, so we can do it whenever we want! All we need are few ingredients: the…

Coda alla Vaccinara (Roman Style Braised Oxtail)

This is a great dish, one of those dish that you love to prepare and eat in a cool and cloudy day, like today for example 😀 I like this dish because it’s one of those dish where you can have a great taste with an ingredient that, at least once, it was considered poor…

Torta di Carote (Carrot Cake)

Since long I wanted to do this cake, but for a reason or for another, I never had time. I used to eat it sometimes several years ago, but lately I didn’t. But this time the wish came to my mind suddenly, so I said to myself “yes, now I do it!” 🙂 The recipe…

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…