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…

Ragù alla Bolognese / Bolognese Sauce, Italian Recipe

And also the day for the post on the “Bolognese Sauce” finally arrived 😀 What to write about this iconic and one of the most famous Italian recipes in the world? Thousands of posts have been written on the web, many of those not really respectful of the origins and the tradition of this amazing…

Zabaione Cream

This is absolutely one of my favorite creams! And it’s fast and quite easy to make 🙂 It’s a cream to eat just as it is (and in the past grandmothers were preparing it for the nephews when they “needed energy” 🙂 ), or to be added on some cakes, for example a classic pairing…

Cappellacci Ferraresi with Duck Ragù

There are still many pumpkins in the markets, so since I like them I’ll keep cooking them 🙂 I wanted to do something different than the usual cream soups or gnocchi, and a good idea is to make some filled pasta, of course 🙂 In Italy the most famous pasta filled with pumpkin are probably…

Linguine with Pike

As I already wrote previously, the Northern Pike is a very good fish, but if usually most of the recipes prepare it as a second course/main course, I have to say that it’s possible to prepare some great pasta recipes too, as I’m going to show you now 🙂 And I have to say that…

Candele spezzate alla Genovese (or simply “La Genovesa”)

This is one of those recipes that makes your Sunday special 🙂 It’s probably the most typical pasta sauce of Naples area (and incredibly quite unknown in the rest of Italy), we can say it’s a recipe that has a “ritual” in it, and traditionally it’s a recipe that gathers the whole family (several people…

Creamy 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…

Coda alla Vaccinara (Roman Style Braised Oxtail)

This is a great dish, one of those dish that you love to prepare and eat in a cool and cloudy day, like today for example 😀 I like this dish because it’s one of those dish where you can have a great taste with an ingredient that, at least once, it was considered poor…

Luccio alla mantovana (Pike at the Mantua way)

Previously I suggested recipes with European Perch, Zander and Walleye…now it’s the time of the Pike, probably the fish with the best tasting flesh in my opinion (if properly cooked), between the freshwater fish. Not many people know it, or at least not many people know how to cook it, probably the fact that it…

Pasta with Zander “ragù” (or other fish too)

As I already said, the fisherman is bringing us a lot of fish in this period 😀 not a problem, eh 😀 so here it is another recipe with zander. This is a quite simple recipe, and the final result is very good, and moreover it’s a different and tasty way to prepare this fish (or…