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...

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...

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...
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