Green beans in tomato sauce

Green beans in tomato sauce are a traditional side dish from the Puglia. They are very easy to make and extremely tasty. I am not fond of green beans, so for many years, I have avoided buying them. However, their nutritional benefits are so significant that it was a...

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...
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