Gnocchi with pesto, potatoes, and green beans

Did you know that there is a traditonal version of pasta with pesto that uses more ingredients that just the aromatic sauce? In Genova, birth city of this delicious seasoning, the pesto is often coupled with trofie, green beans, and potatoes. The recipe I am proposing...

Spinach frittata: a true italian classic

The spinach frittata is virtually unknown outside Italy, but ask any Italian friends you might have, and they will go: YUM! Spinach frittata is one of the few dishes that has not regionality: it is a true Italian classic. My mum prepared it quite often, and when she...

Roasted pumpkin with rosemary

When I was a child, I came home from school to find my mum had prepared pumpkin for lunch. She might as well have condemned me to death–I hated the bloomin’ vegetable. And I have for many years. That’s because my dad only ate the pumpkin cooked the...

Risotto with savoy cabbage and pancetta

Savoy cabbage is the king of winter vegetables, and a true classic: versatile, with a strong flavour and a lovely green colour, it’s hard to find a more loved vegetable. It’s is quite easy to prepare it, in Italy we usually use it in soups, minestre, and...

Courgette and ricotta balls

It’s often hard to convince children to eat their veggies: anything green in colour is looked at very suspiciously. And so start the endless arguments, coercions, tears, and so on. We’ve all been there, and dinner time can become a nightmare. But it...

Pasta with peas and eggs: easy one pot recipe

Raise your hand if you love to spend hours cooking every day. And when I say every day, I mean day in day out, no stop in the kitchen, preparing meals. Who’s got the time for this, right? I mean, I really love cooking and all, but sometimes one really...
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