Scaccia Ragusana – Ragusa-Style Stuffed Flat Bread, Traditional Recipe

When you say “focacce”, Sicily is definitely one of the first regions that jump in my mind. They have a huge tradition about focacce, all amazingly good. Two years ago we have been in Ragusa and surroundings, a wonderful place, rich of history, Baroque buildings, landscapes and a mouthwatering gastronomy. And one of the most…

Cannelloni with Ricotta and Spinach

This is another very popular recipe in Italy 🙂 It takes a while to make it, but it’s quite simple and not difficult at all. Remember to buy enough spinach, because once you cook/boil them, very little remains 🙂 Once again, instead of ricotta I used an artisanal Orda, which is very similar and it’s…

Polpo in Umido – Stewed Octopus

I know that for some people octopus it’s not very attractive, but it’s one of my favorite ingredients. I ate it in many ways, and I always liked them all. I could never be bored of it. I love it in salad with potatoes, grilled, in a carpaccio, the octopus “gallego”, “alla luciana”, etc. Now…

Pasta alla Pizzaiola al Forno – Baked Pasta Pizza-Style

This is a recipe that I didn’t prepare since a while, don’t ask me why because I used to love it 🙂 It’s a simple recipe, with ingredients which are very common in Italian recipes, and they are the ingredients used to top a good pizza, that’s why it has this name. What makes it…

Homemade Tomato Sauce – Passata di Pomodoro

The end of August/beginning-mid September is the typical moment of the year when tomato sauce is made 🙂 It’s the best way to be able to make great pasta recipes also during the winter 🙂 and it’s a looong work! Count to use a whole day for that, in my case we did it this…

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…

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…

Tonno e Piselli – Tuna and Peas

Today I’m showing a very easy and simple recipe, but which is very good 🙂 It’s not something you are going to find in restaurants, it’s just an easy food to prepare during a week day. My mom used to prepare this dish to me quite often for lunch when I came back from school…

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina – Sorrento Style Gnocchi

Have you ever tried this traditional recipe from Sorrento (and extended to the Naples area)? If the answer is no, then you definitely should 🙂 I prepared them together with my wife, it might sound a bit long to prepare, but it’s not too complicated and what’s more important it’s very very good 🙂 The…