Agnolotti al Brasato – Pasta Filled with Braised Beef

Christmas arrived and like every year  I love to prepare the traditional good recipes of this feast 🙂 since I’m Italian I do Italian recipes, usually the ones of my area of origin, but from north to south in Italy there are countless traditional recipes for Christmas so sometimes I like to pick also recipes…

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…

Grilled Pike with Beurre Blanc Sauce

The summer seems already going away, but since it was still sunny we decided to have another grill in the garden, and since the fisherman brought us a 4,5 kg pike we also knew what to grill 😀 You can eat it next to whatever you prefer, but for me grilled vegetables are perfect, and…

Salvia Fritta – Fried Sage Leaves

This is one of the most lovely snacks you can make to have something to munch on a good beer 🙂 moreover sage is probably my favorite herb, I really use it a lot during the whole year, either with meat or with fish, and almost always with potatoes too. It’s a very simple recipe,…

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…

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…

Peposo – Traditional Tuscan Stew

This is a very tasty and juicy recipe, typical of Tuscany and more precisely of Florence area. It’s a very old recipe, and its complete name is “Peposo alla fornacina” or “Peposo dell’Impruneta“, because it seems it was created in the XV century by some brick cookers at the kilns situated at Impruneta, a town on…

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…

Casoncelli Bresciani (Very Good Italian Filled Pasta)

As you know, in Italy we have countless types of filled pasta, each of them with different names, and often the same type can have different names from province to province or even from village to village sometimes 🙂 Casoncelli are one of those, they are the ones typical of my area of origin 🙂…

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkin gnocchi are apparently a simple recipe, but there are some details to take care to obtain a perfect soft gnocchi with a full pumpkin taste. Many recipes suggest to use also potatoes, but if in one hand it makes the work a bit easier, on the other hand it makes the pumpkin gnocchi heavier…

Baked Zander/Walleye with Walnuts Crust

I use to cook the fillet of the Zander in the pan, but this is a recipe that sometimes I like to do and in this case the fillet is going to be baked. It’s more common to see recipes of fish with toasted almonds, but also walnuts sometimes can be an interesting choice. It’s…