the ‘Italian Recipes and Food’ Category

Fegato alla veneziana: irresistible and traditional in Venice

Friday, March 15th, 2013

fegato alla veneziana

Are you ready to rock your world (and your kitchen) with a delicate, intense, flavoured and typical Italian dish? If the answer is YES, please have a close look to one of our favourite main courses coming from Venice: fegato alla veneziana, an ancient recipe still very spread in Veneto and in Italy.… Read the rest

Gnocchi di Zucca (Pumpkin Gnocchi) from Mantua

Friday, March 8th, 2013


Do you like pumpkins not only on the Halloween parties? We do as many Italians as well! The gnocchi of pumpkin is a speciality coming from the heart of Lombardy, especially topped with sauce of ricotta cheese and spinach. As the ravioli of pumpkin, which we will explore soon, this delightful and easy recipe comes from the magnificent town of Mantua in the north of Italy.… Read the rest

Figs Cookies (Biscotti ai fichi): ancient Sicilian dessert

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

biscotti ai fichi
This ancient biscuits’ recipe comes from Sicily countryside, when peasants are using a simple techniques to make the precious figs dried.  The sun will make them dry on wooden benches covered with white cotton to avoid the insects to bite them.… Read the rest

Ziti al forno with mozzarella (baked ziti): a recipe for feeding many

Monday, February 25th, 2013

ziti al forno

It is time to cook and it is winter season. In this cold weather we need a pasta based main dish who can sustain you after the simple “eat and rush” sandwiches you had for lunch. So for all your family a simple baked pasta recipe, very tasty and easy to prepare.… Read the rest

Rice and ricotta cheese cake for your heart

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013



Lovely  recipes and lovely  Italian cakes to all! Especially in a time of austerity this old, simple, clear and easy recipe for a delicious cake is always welcome from everyone! Few, basic ingredients for a “grand torte”! Welcome to this ricotta cheese-based cake (Torta di ricotta e riso in original) !… Read the rest

Flavor of countryside: Herb Bread “alla Italiana”

Friday, January 25th, 2013

herb bread

Here we go for this tremendous recipe from ancient Italian tradition. We already showed Sardinian speciality, Pane Frattau. In the countryside 100 years ago everybody was making their own bread. And nowadays? we can try to spread this fresh, easy-to-make and easy-to-bake recipe on Herb bread!!!… Read the rest

The queen Parmigiana: the original Aubergine based recipe

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

parmigiana_1An easy and delicious recipe of Aubergine-based Parmigiana,  a popular Italian dish to serve on your dinner table. Well-known also as a rosticceria food, you can easily buy a bite in many Italian little shops of delicacy in UK and in USA, but the best is to make it yourself!… Read the rest

The authentic Minestrone della Nonna (Gran’Ma Minestrone)

Sunday, January 13th, 2013


Are you ready to rock this winter in spite of the cold breeze? You need to eat well as your Grannie recommended you one million time. To face with winter, a corroborating dish from the Italian tradition: Minestrone. This particular recipe comes from Abruzzo, even though here the climate is not that bad in winter time as in UK or in some part of USA.… Read the rest

Genoa: the legend of the pesto in the Ligurian sea

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Genoa’s legendary pesto has spanned many centuries to come intact here. The town is a colourful combination of skyscrapers and ancient landmarks dedicated to Christopher Columbus and Nicolo Paganini. The “old town” has still its fascination.The most powerful port in Europe centuries ago, the second largest one today, Genoa is rich in history and a pretty health port, encased within the precious medieval walls that still make up the city’s heart and soul.… Read the rest

For a Happy New Year, enjoy your Lentils (Lenticchie Stufate)

Friday, December 28th, 2012
For a Happy New Year, enjoy your Lentils (Lenticchie Stufate)
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Lentils are a traditional food to make a fantastic recipe. On New Year's Eve in Italy people eat "lenticchie stufate" or in a soup.
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