Parmigiana di Melanzane (Eggplant Parmigiana)

Here it is another wonderful summer recipe from southern Italy, especially from Campania and Sicily regions (they both claim the authenticity of the recipe, of course 😀 and also the city of Parma has some claims, but it’s not 100% clear the exact origin). Definitely one of the best recipes representing the summer and the good…

Candele spezzate alla Genovese (or simply “La Genovesa”)

This is one of those recipes that makes your Sunday special 🙂 It’s probably the most typical pasta sauce of Naples area (and incredibly quite unknown in the rest of Italy), we can say it’s a recipe that has a “ritual” in it, and traditionally it’s a recipe that gathers the whole family (several people…

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…

Beef Ribs – Grilled

It’s summer (well, not really the hottest since lately there was more rain than sun 😀 ), and what’s good to do in summer? A nice grill in the garden, of course 🙂 So today we decided to make a grill, and since we had at home a very nice almost 3 Kg package of Angus…

Luccio alla mantovana (Pike at the Mantua way)

Previously I suggested recipes with European Perch, Zander and Walleye…now it’s the time of the Pike, probably the fish with the best tasting flesh in my opinion (if properly cooked), between the freshwater fish. Not many people know it, or at least not many people know how to cook it, probably the fact that it…

Zander/Walleye “al Cartoccio” (in aluminium foil)

  Here we are with another beautiful Zander from Balaton lake 🙂 In the previous recipe we made fillets from it and cooked in a pan, this time instead we are going to cook the whole fish in the oven, with an old and simple technique, which is very efficient 🙂 Cooking “al Cartoccio” requires to cook our…

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…

Carbonade Flamande (Flemish Stew)

This typical recipe from Belgium comes together with my passion for Belgian beers. The original recipe is usually made with beef, but since I had a nice venison (roe deer), I decided to try with that, and it was really good! Believe me! 😀 The choice of the beer is very important, I suggest to use…