Pasta with spinach and bacon

Sometimes I really don’t feel like cooking at all. If it were for me, I would be happy with bread and cheese (cannot live without cheese!) and a glass fo wine. Or even a greasy chinese takeaway! However with two small kids, one has to make the effort to cook a...

Maltagliati with chickpeas

      Maltagliati with chickpeas is a very old recipe from the paesant tradition of southern Italy. It’s food for the very poor, however it’s very nutrient, because of its high protein content. In my family maltagliati with chickpeas was a...

Pasta with mushrooms and ham

I remember when my mum prepared pasta with mushrooms and ham: I was the happiest child in the city! However -alas- she didn’t prepare it very often, because my father disliked white sauces. So, it was really a super-special treat. I grew up thinking that pasta...

Pizzoccheri

Today we are going to discover the pizzoccheri, a traditional peasant dish from the Lombardy region, and more precisely from an area called Valtellina, which is a stunning valley bordering Switzerland. Pizzoccheri are thick and short tagliatelle-like pasta, made with...

Egg pappardelle with cavolo nero and sausage

If tired of eating pasta with tomato sauce, then this recipe is for you. If you love strong flavours, this recipe is also for you. Egg pappardelle with cavolo nero and sausage is very easy to make, and it tastes divine. If you have some unexpected guests for dinner,...
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