Focaccia Genovese

Have you ever been in Liguria region, for example in Cinque Terre, or in Genoa? And did you try that Focaccia (in the local dialect Fügassa) you can find everywhere there, that one with the holes”? 🙂 If you didn’t I’m very sorry 😀 but it’s really a great thing and you should try it….

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…

Risotto With Chanterelles and Asiago DOP Cheese

The chanterelles season is back, finally 🙂 I love them, and I love to cook them very simply, indeed my favorite recipe is with pasta (click HERE to say the previous recipe) and almost nothing else added. But also in the risotto they are great, and in this case I decided to add also a…

Lasagne with Grilled Eggplants and Ricotta

Finally there are a lot of good eggplants now…I use to wait this season to prepare one of my favorite recipes: Parmigiana di melanzane 🙂 But I try to fry as less as possible, so I’m not doing it so often 🙂 This is a very good alternative, the grilled eggplants are lighter than the…

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…

Fava Beans Soup, with Barley

Probably I already wrote it, but I love legumes and I love this kind of soups, especially for dinner 🙂 Fava beans are very particular, they are quite different than normal beans, and you can make great things with them. They are great fresh, but in this case I used dried fava beans. And I…

Quiche with Romanesco Broccoli

Few days ago I went to my usual vegetable store and I was surprised to find a Romanesco broccoli also here 🙂 It’s a very beautiful vegetable, and it’s also healthy because is rich with antioxidants and C-vitamin. It’s part of the same family of the cauliflower, but it has a more delicate flavor. Usually…

Ribollita Toscana*

As I probably already said, I love to eat soups for dinner, and this is definitely great 🙂 it’s thicker than a normal minestrone (someone say that you should be able to eat it even in a flat dish), because of the bread and because of the beans purée, but it’s very tasty especially one…

Porcini Trifolati

As I already showed other times, I love this season and I love one of its main products: the porcini mushrooms 🙂 In this new post I’m going to show one of the more common ways to prepare them in Italy as a side dish…and what a side dish! 🙂 it’s so great and simple…

Vellutata di Porcini – Porcini Cream Soup

This soup will be a perfect recipe to warm your autumn evenings 🙂 its porcini mushroom’s perfume will spread all over the kitchen and it will make it even more inviting! I admit that I prefer to make a good pasta or a good risotto when I have porcini, but when it happens that I…

Pappardelle with Porcini

This is another wonderful ingredient of this season 🙂 I love porcini and I love all the wild mushrooms in general. I was lucky to grow up in a family in the Italian countryside, by the mountains, so my father and uncles always picked up wild mushrooms (and in the last 2 days my father…

Risotto alla Zucca – Pumpkin Risotto

The autumn has arrived, and with it also a lot of great recipes typical of that season 🙂 It’s already possible to find pumpkins, so why not to start with a wonderful and colorful risotto? In Italy it’s a recipe typical of Mantova area and also Veneto region, so there the selected pumpkin is usually…