Lasagne alla Bolognese

Wonderful, juicy, perfumed, fulfilling, eye-catching, opulent…there are so many adjectives to describe this worldwide famous recipe 🙂 For me it’s simply a masterpiece of the Italian tradition, definitely one of its milestones, and if we consider that at its base there is the likewise great Ragù alla Bolognese, then it couldn’t be otherwise 🙂 Already…

Capù – Cabbage Rolls, Brescia Style

Hi, today I’m showing one traditional recipe typical of my area of origin (Brescia province, but Bergamo too): the “Capù” 🙂 It’s a word in the local dialect (which literally means “capon”, no idea why, I suppose that maybe originally it was a dish reminding a meat dish that people couldn’t afford), I don’t think…

Zuppa di Ceci – Chickpeas Soup

Here it is another very good and healthy legume soup: I love legumes 🙂 You can find many recipes about chickpeas soups (for example in Tuscany there is a similar recipe but they add fresh tagliolini pasta too), but I really like this one, with the extra flavor given by the rosemary which fits very…

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 was created in the XV century by some brick cookers at the kilns situated at Impruneta, a town on the hills…

Pasta e Patate – Pasta and Potatoes, Neapolitan Style

“Past’ e patane” they say in Naples 🙂 Many times people tell me “you eat pasta so often? it’s not good”, so probably some of them could be shocked to the idea of pairing pasta and potatoes in the same recipe (“carbs with carbs, oh my God!“), especially according to some modern and trendy diets spreading…

Ossobuco alla Milanese – Veal/Beef Shank, Milan Style

The “Ossobuco alla Milanese” is absolutely one of my favorite recipes, I simply love it, and the particular taste given by the so called “gremolada” makes it special and delicious 🙂 (The gremolada is a mixture of lemon zest, parsley and garlic added in the end, which is the special ingredient absolutely needed in this recipe). Moreover…

Ragù alla Bolognese / Bolognese Sauce, Italian Recipe

And also the day for the post on the “Bolognese Sauce” finally arrived 😀 What to write about this iconic and one of the most famous Italian recipes in the world? Thousands of posts have been written on the web, many of those not really respectful of the origins and the tradition of this amazing…

Cappellacci Ferraresi with Duck Ragù

There are still many pumpkins in the markets, so since I like them I’ll keep cooking them 🙂 I wanted to do something different than the usual cream soups or gnocchi, and a good idea is to make some filled pasta, of course 🙂 In Italy the most famous pasta filled with pumpkin are probably…

Zander/Walleye on Vegetables Sauce

And as April/May arrived, my friend the fisherman starts to bring us a lot of good lake fish 🙂 today we do a nice Zander fillet from Balaton lake (which is very similar to the northern american Walleye, indeed they are part of the same family, and I suppose they have a similar taste, so this recipe…