Pasta e Cicerchie – Pasta and Grass Peas/Chickling Vetch

Today a recipe with one of the most unknown and not much used legumes: the grass pea, known also as chickling vetch and several other names (in Italian cicerchia) 🙂 It’s a good legume first of all, and as all the legumes I like it. In the past it was very common and it was an…

Turbot in the Oven – Rombo al Forno

Turbot: delicious 🙂 It’s a wonderful fish, beautiful and interesting in my opinion, but especially good to eat 😀 As for all the good quality fish, my philosophy is always the same: keep it simple, less is better than more. The main ingredient is the fish and all I want to taste is that, so…

Lécso (Hungarian Vegetable Stew)

The lécso is a typical Hungarian vegetable stew, usually with the addition of sausage. It’s a very simple but tasty recipe, and it can be found in several different recipes through the country. Moreover is a very common dish also in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia but also in some parts of Germany (obviously with local…

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…

Pizza al Taglio – Home Pizza (Light and Easy to Digest!)

I’ve been always fascinated by leavened products, I mean the good ones where it’s used just the enough amount of yeast/sourdough and then you have to take care of the dough for long hours, waiting/hoping that it will develop well 🙂 it’s always a magic moment to see it growing with so little yeast. Pizza…

Salmorejo Cordobés

The tomatoes in our garden keep growing, so I need to find recipes to use all these tomatoes 🙂 not a problem, let’s be clear 😀 usually I’m doing a good sauce for the pasta, or for example the Gazpacho. But I wanted something else and I remembered of another Spanish recipe that I saw…

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…