Green beans in tomato sauce

Green beans in tomato sauce are a traditional side dish from the Puglia. They are very easy to make and extremely tasty. I am not fond of green beans, so for many years, I have avoided buying them. However, their nutritional benefits are so significant that it was a...

Crepes with ham and mushrooms

Crepe is the French word for pancake, and usually, when we think about pancakes, we see them covered in Nutella. Or any other sweet stuff. However, both in France and in Italy (where they are called crespelle), they are often served with a savoury filling. Crepes with...

Italian stuffed meatloaf: polpettone imbottito

If you like meatloaf, then you’ll definitely love Italian stuffed meatloaf. If you aren’t usually keen on meatloaf, then Italian stuffed meatloaf might change your mind! I honestly cannot consider a plain meatloaf. While it’s tasty, especially served...

Pizza with sausages and potatoes

Today I give you the recipe for pizza with sausages and potatoes. I can hear you screaming from here: actual potatoes on pizza? How can you? NO!!!! You cannot eat carbohydrates with carbohydrates To you it sounds absurd, a lot like when I hear chicken and pasta, or...

Tuscan mushroom soup: delicacy from Maremma

The day might be getting longer, but it seems that the summer is still quite reticent to show up, as usual here in the UK. While I yearn for the hot season, I gotta keep myself warm. So today for dinner I prepared this simple and delicious Tuscan mushroom soup. I...

Spaghetti with tomato sauce: Artusi’s recipe

Spaghetti with tomato sauce is the classic italian food loved by everybody, especially by children. However, as a teenager, I hated it. The reason was that my mum would cook it way too often according to my taste. I wanted to try other cuisine, other sauces, and fancy...

Brussels sprouts with walnuts and gorgonzola

I had never heard about brussels sprouts until I moved to Parma in my 20’s. A friend’s mum came over to visit, and she had with her this bag full of small green balls. I was intrigued. I took one of those mysterious greens, hoping that it would disclose to...
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