Leeks, bacon, and ricotta pie

When we think about pies and quiches, we imagine always a heavy, cream and egg based filling. But it doesn’t have to be. A more mediterrenean version, lighter and tasty, is what I propose here with this leeks, bacon, and ricotta pie. This dish is very simple to...

Quiche with pumpkin and taleggio cheese

As I said in a previous post, I had a very strong adversion to pumpkin. That is, until I ate at friend’s house her delicious roasted pumpkin with rosemary. Now I try to incorporate it in my meals as much as possible. While reading around the web, I have noticed...

Spinach and ricotta roll

In an ideal world, tasty meals should be easy and quick to prepare, contains loads of vegetables, and should please all the family, especially the kids. In the real world, often it’s not the case. Kids have a natural aversion to everything green in colour....

Potatoes gateau

The Potatoes Gateau (in Neapolitan Cattò’e patan) is a typical dish of the Neapolitan cuisine. From the name, the French origins of the dish can be easily guessed, as it was introduced in Napoli after 1768 when Maria Carolina of Austria married Ferdinand I, King of...

Pizzette Montanare

Pizza is, without a doubt, the most famous Italian food in the world. Although flatbread topped with various ingredients can be found all over the world, it is in Napoli the pizza has been elevated to the internationally loved dish we know today. It is hard to...

Rosemary Focaccia

  Making your own bread is not hard at all: what’s required is time and patience, but the results are worth the wait. My father used to spend his Sunday mornings kneading dough, an activity that would both relax him and make our mouths water in anticipation. There is...