Insalata di Limoni – Lemon Salad

Here it is another amazing recipe that shows how great is a simple but fresh food. In this case a southern Italian lemon, beautiful, extremely perfumed, tasty, and not sour or bitter at all (and rich of vitamins)! Plus a good extra virgin olive oil, a good chili and a good fresh mint, everything very…

Polenta

Following a post about Baccalà, here it comes the post about the other traditional dish that composes part of my blog’s name 🙂 Polenta, just the name reminds me automatically rich stews or roasted meat recipes, especially those which are usually prepared in the winter season (but not only)! Those kind of intense flavors, juicy meats, tasty…

Pasta e Ceci – Pasta and Chickpeas, Neapolitan Style

This recipe it’s very similar to the recipe I showed in the post “Pasta e Fasule“, just this time we use chickpeas and not beans 🙂 Like that recipe, also this one is traditional of Naples area. It’s a creamy pasta, quite thick, but of course everyone can choose to have it more or less…

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…

Fennel Creamy Soup, with Pearled Farro

Here it comes one of my favorite recipe for this season’s dinners 🙂 I like the fennel bulb, also raw in salads (for example it matches very well with orange), but probably I like it better in soups, it gives a very particular taste, half way between sweet and not. And paired together with a…

Polenta-Nachos :)

This is not really a recipe, but a nice use of leftovers, or at least what some people would think it’s not to eat 🙂 How did I make these “nachos”? I simply scraped the bottom of the pot after I made polenta at lunch 🙂 As often happens, there was a nice full layer of crunchy…

Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino (Alternative Recipe)

Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino…just the name makes me think to that nice and inviting smell 🙂 Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino is another of the most famous and simple recipes of the Italian cuisine, it’s that recipe you can do when you don’t know what to do, and since the ingredients are few and very simple there…

Creamy Butternut Squash/Pumpkin Soup

We are in October, the autumn has already begun, and with the first cool weather coming for me begins the season of the soups 🙂 I really like soups, especially in autumn/winter I use to prepare them quite often, usually for dinner, and the butternut squash/pumpkin soup I find it very good. Well, it’s not…

Orzotto alle Zucchine (Pearled Barley with Zucchini and Saffron)

All of you know risotto, right? This is “about” the same, just it’s made using pearled barley rather than rice 🙂 (but it can be made also with pearled farro). We all know the importance of cereals, and this is an easy and very good way to cook barley, and the possibilities are many, like for…

Linguine con Finferli (Pasta with Chanterelles)

In this month of August it was raining quite a lot, so it was predictable that there would be mushrooms soon to come 🙂 the firsts I found at the local market were these very beautiful Chanterelles. These mushrooms are very good, personally I like them as much as the more valuable Porcini…but let me say…

Gazpacho Andaluz

As I said in the previous post, I came back right now from Spain, and since I’m still in a kind of spanish mood, what’s better than a gazpacho in a hot summer evening to keep staying in this spanish mood? 🙂 Gazpacho, like many other popular and traditional recipes, has for sure different variations,…