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...

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...
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