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Castagnaccio Lucchese (Chestnut flour cake)

Castagnaccio Lucchese (Chestnut flour cake)

I’m very proud of this recipe. It is a typical winter pie from Tuscany, Liguria and other regions, but it is a must in my hometown Lucca. Of course, many small variations exist from town to town, but I’d rather say it is quite consistent […]

Apple & Banana pie with spelt flour

Apple & Banana pie with spelt flour

How can you turn a rainy winter day into a good day? Cooking a pie of course. it has been a while since my last pie and I was in the mood to grind some organic spelt to have my fresh and smelly flour. Of […]

Cauliflower & Broccoli Pasta

Cauliflower & Broccoli Pasta

Here’s a quick recipe. This time I’m moving in a comfort zone for any Italian… Pasta. Remember that “quick” doesn’t mean bad nor tasteless, just pick up the right seasonal ingredients and add your personal touch! I’ve already published few other recipes with broccoli and cauliflower […]

Tempeh with Radicchio

Tempeh with Radicchio

A quick idea to get by splendidly when you lack time and imagination? Many time it is exactly what we all need to vary what we serve. I’m not talking about a full and elaborated preparation, I’m talking about those Tuesday or Wednesday nights when […]

Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup

Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup

Winter is a perfect time for one of my true passions… soup! I recently realized that, although I use to prepare a lot of soups, I haven’t published one yet. There are already few recipes with broccoli and cauliflower, so I thought it could be […]

Orecchiette with Broccoli

Orecchiette with Broccoli

Today we experimented a typical pasta recipe from the south of Italy, precisely from Puglia (Apulia). It is a very famous recipe, easy to do but very tasty. This region is actually very beautiful, rich in culture and breathtaking beaches, and the average quality of food is […]

Cabbages Fantasia

Cabbages Fantasia

Sometimes you don’t need to spend hours and hours in your kitchen to create complex and elaborated dishes for you, your dear or your friends. Most of the time you race against the clock to propose something decent and you are often running out of […]

Pizzoccheri “Summer” version

Pizzoccheri “Summer” version

Today I made a little bit of an experiment. My mom went few days in the north part of Italy and she came back with a nice present for us, the “Pizzoccheri”. Pizzocheri is a typical buckwheat pasta of Valtellina valley. The signature dish is […]

“Mezzamanica senatore cappelli” with cauliflower and saffron

“Mezzamanica senatore cappelli” with cauliflower and saffron

This time we move into “the” soft spot for every italian: pasta. The type of pasta we used is called “mezzamanica” and I don’t think there’s any translation for that. The grain is “Senatore Cappelli”, an ancient Italian grain that, in the last years, has […]

Gnocchi with aubergine pesto

Gnocchi with aubergine pesto

It’s summertime and, although mother earth is giving its best to provide us with the best and fresh vegetables, it is frankly quite too hot to spend time cooking. So, today I want to share a quick and easy recipe that is perfect if you […]