Bucatini all’Amatriciana

  Browsing the web, I stumbled across an article about eating on a budget. Of course, Italian food is one of the first mentioned; not only is it cheap, but it’s also nutritious and healthy–a result of the substantial amount of vegetables we use in our...

How to make Italian creamy hot chocolate

If you have ever been on holiday in Italy during winter time, you must have come across one of the most scrumptious hot drinks we have: dark, dense, creamy and extremely comforting, Italian style hot chocolate is a must during these long and cold winter afternoons. It...

Canederli with Speck (Knödel)

This week we are going to start a gastronomic tour of Italy: it is a fascinating journey through an array of flavours, some very well-known and much loved in the UK, like the Ragù Bolognese, and some completely obscure even to Italian people who are not of the area,...

Lasagne with sausage and mushroom ragù

Lasagne is a classic dish for Sundays. Loved by both children and adults, the secret to make good lasagne lies in the ragù, which needs to cook for a very long time. The one I propose here is a slightly different version of the Lasagne alla Bolognese, which is very...

Risotto with spinach

Risotto is the ideal dish to prepare in winter: it’s a warming, delicious and comforting food. It is also a creative way to introduce more vegetables into the diet. When I first met my husband, he was the typical Swedish man. The only food he would bother to...

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...

Homemade Trofie with pesto and potatoes

Trofie, these little funny shaped egg-free pasta, are a classic of the Ligurian kitchen. Easy to make, no need of a pasta machine. It may be a little time consuming to roll them all, but the result is worth the effort. They are the ideal pasta for the pesto, since...
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