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…

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…

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…

Birkapörkölt – Hungarian Sheep Stew

The Birkapörkölt is one of those recipes which fits perfectly on a Sunday lunch in a cold day or in those grey days. Pörkölt in Hungarian means stew, and this recipe can be used also for other kind of pörkölt (beef, veal, venison), with little variations. Personally I really like the particular taste of sheep…

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…

Ököruszály leves – Hungarian Ox Tail Soup

This is my second post about traditional Hungarian recipes, following the previous Harcsapaprikás 🙂 This time it’s about a soup, the ox tail soup (Ököruszály leves in Hungarian). Well, that’s what was usually used in the past, when oxen were used as working animals and there were more of them, nowadays they are less and…

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…

Legumes and Cereals Soup

Here I am again with another wonderful soup 🙂 This typically winter recipe will make you full easily 😀 and I don’t need to say that it’s very healthy. To make it really tasty I suggest to use a little bit of lardo, pancetta or bacon in the base, and also a Parmigiano Reggiano rind…

Cacciucco di Ceci -Tuscan Chickpeas Stew

This is another wonderful dish that I like to eat for dinner in winter time 🙂 Often this recipe is considered a side dish, but if you eat a good portion for me it’s enough to make a normal dinner 🙂 Like many recipes of the Tuscan cuisine, it’s a very tasty dish made with…

Spezzatino di Manzo (Beef Stew with Potatoes and Peas)

This is a recipe that at home my mom uses to make quite often, it’s not difficult and it’s also quite cheap since we are not using the “best” cuts of the beef 🙂 It’s a classic recipe through all Italy I think, and it can be a simple but tasty dish for your Sunday…

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

This is a very easy recipe, really for everyday use 🙂 The ingredients are simple, easy to find, and the procedure it’s not difficult at all. It’s a typical recipe from Campania region, and it’s very common also in Lazio region, but through all Italy this recipe is famous. There are some differences between the…

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Here it is one of the most famous and iconic recipes of Italy 🙂 I could eat it 1000 times, and I could never get bored of it! So simple, and so perfect, few ingredients matching perfectly to each others, et voilà: a little masterpiece 🙂 The name “Pasta all’Amatriciana” comes from the place of origin, the…