Casunziei Ampezzani – Traditional Filled Pasta, with Beetroot

Here it is a very interesting traditional recipe, typical of the mountain area of Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige regions (more specifically the so called Ladinia), more in particular this is the most common version in the Valle d’Ampezzo area. Because like all the traditional recipes, there are variants (in this case also completely different) changing from…

Galician Style Octopus – Pulpo a la Gallega

I already wrote in THIS previous post how much I like octopus 🙂 And this is a very simple recipe (octopus doesn’t need many things), typical of Galicia but famous through all Spain but not only 🙂 In its place of origin is called “Polbo à feira“, that in the local language means “fair-style octopus”,…

Turbot in the Oven – Rombo al Forno

Turbot: delicious 🙂 It’s a wonderful fish, beautiful and interesting in my opinion, but especially good to eat 😀 As for all the good quality fish, my philosophy is always the same: keep it simple, less is better than more. The main ingredient is the fish and all I want to taste is that, so…

Fava Beans Soup, with Barley

Probably I already wrote it, but I love legumes and I love this kind of soups, especially for dinner 🙂 Fava beans are very particular, they are quite different than normal beans, and you can make great things with them. They are great fresh, but in this case I used dried fava beans. And I…

Roasted Lamb, with Mustard and Herbs

Sunday was Easter, and as always I cooked lamb 🙂 (actually at my home in Italy in Easter I use to eat kid goat meat bought from some neighbors, usually, and I even prefer that but here in Hungary is hard to find). I had to understand also which are the local cuts, because they…

Quiche with Romanesco Broccoli

Few days ago I went to my usual vegetable store and I was surprised to find a Romanesco broccoli also here 🙂 It’s a very beautiful vegetable, and it’s also healthy because is rich with antioxidants and C-vitamin. It’s part of the same family of the cauliflower, but it has a more delicate flavor. Usually…

Ribollita Toscana*

As I probably already said, I love to eat soups for dinner, and this is definitely great 🙂 it’s thicker than a normal minestrone (someone say that you should be able to eat it even in a flat dish), because of the bread and because of the beans purée, but it’s very tasty especially one…

Vellutata di Porcini – Porcini Cream Soup

This soup will be a perfect recipe to warm your autumn evenings 🙂 its porcini mushroom’s perfume will spread all over the kitchen and it will make it even more inviting! I admit that I prefer to make a good pasta or a good risotto when I have porcini, but when it happens that I…

Insalata di Baccalà – Dried and Salted Cod Salad

I already talked about the Baccalà in THIS post, and I also wrote something about the history of this great product and how it became so popular in Italy, so if you are interested about that background you can have a look there 🙂 This is one of the many ways you can use it,…

Baked Gilt-Head Sea Bream, Very Easy

This is a recipe I like to do when I don’t want to think too much about how to cook a whole gilt-head sea bream (or a sea bass, a dentex or other similar fish) 🙂 The recipe is really easy and simple, so it’s perfect to cook a delicate fish: I don’t usually like too…