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...

Uova in purgatorio, or eggs in purgatory

Usually, in Napoli, winters are quite mild: you get the occasional zero temperature, but it’s only at night, and once the sun is up, the thermostat climbs right up around 8-10˚C. Still, You will find people wrapped up as they were going to cross the north pole,...

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...

Lasagne parmigiana: when veggies are not boring.

Lasagne parmigiana is the result of the gastronomical marriage between two of the most loved Italian classics: lasagne and aubergine parmigiana. Easy and relatively quick to prepare (compared to the traditional meat lasagne, which requires hours for stewing the...
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