Cavolo nero and borlotti beans soup

Kale is the latest superfood fad: everybody talks about how good it is for your health, they write about the benefits of drinking kale juice (ewww!) every day, mums boast about their kiddies begging to have kale (in whatever form) for snack, and so on. Kale is...

Penne with peppers

Penne with peppers was my aunt’s favourite dish: she would prepare it every time she had guests at home! And she was right to do so, because each time her guests would go quiet and eat quickly without a sound. A mean, there was plenty of sounds, namely their...

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...
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