Spaghetti with tomato sauce: Artusi’s recipe

Spaghetti with tomato sauce is the classic italian food loved by everybody, especially by children. However, as a teenager, I hated it. The reason was that my mum would cook it way too often according to my taste. I wanted to try other cuisine, other sauces, and fancy...

Cauliflower pancakes

  We call them frittelle or zeppole. And they are the typical street food from Southern Italy. You can find all sorts: with seaweed, pumpkin flowers, whitebait… you name it, we make it! And we love them. Cauliflower pancakes (frittelle di cavolfiore) were...

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...
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