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...

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...
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