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the ossa di morto Sicilian cookies recipe: to be dipped in milk or wine, depending on your mental status.











P.S. You can also explore one cooking project at the time HERE

Italian cuisine is not just food & recipes, it’s a lifestyle


You are here because a higher power (google, pinterest, facebook?) brought you here.

Considering you might be an Italian food passionate

A seeker of pleasure, slow living and, probably, wine 🙂

Just like me.



To fulfill your destiny, please note this:

You’ll have to change the way you see your kitchen, grocery shopping and everyday life.

Italian cooking is about time and dedication.

Italian recipes are about celebrating flavors, about choosing the best damn tomato, about refining your palate.



You don’t need it in your DNA, and you don’t need to live in Italy.

But you need a guide.

And yes, that’s me.

Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


If you want to cook like an Italian (and I can understand why), then cook like an Italian!


Be THAT person:


The one that pleasantly sits on the porch at sunset, sipping from a glass of excellent red wine

…while the salsa al pomodoro is simmering on the stovetop.


The one that enjoys the waiting

(probably nibbling from a charcuterie board).


The one that picks the best leaves from the basil plant, inhales the aroma

…and delicately lays them next to the homemade pasta


The one that welcomes a few friends for dinner, to share his/hers latest find:

an Italian aged goat cheese, to be paired with that exquisite Barolo

…that should have decanted perfectly now.



How to let your inner Italian out

First step:

Explore the blog: familiarize!

My recipes are seasonal, mostly from scratch and mostly slow food.

Some are authentic, some are traditional, some are the result of modern Italian cuisine…

(read: a lot of olive oil).

Feel free to explore recipes from every category.

You’ll find:

Italian Recipes by Type: Authentic, Vegetarian, Easy, Healthy (well, most of them are healthy, we’re talking Mediterranean diet here :-)), and Basic

Italian Recipes by Season: Winter, Christmas, Spring, Summer, Fall

Italian Recipes by Ingredient: Pasta, Pizza, Vegetables, Cheese, Dessert, Fish, Meat (not too many: I’m a Demitarian)

and Recipes from Around the World

You may also follow or explore one of the thematic Projects, where I explore a regional cuisine, a cooking method or an ingredient.


Second step:

Get your copy of the Gourmet Mag: explore more, go deeper.

The Gourmet Mag: an Italian cooking magazine based in Rome, Italy

Third step:

Keep yourself updated! Sign up for my neswletter: 2-4 mails per month with foodie finds, tips and tasty stuff.

There’s so much more to learn out there…

Subscribe and Get the Juicy Sicilian Project from the Tomato Red Issue

Fourth step:

Put on your apron and pour the wine.

You’ll soon find yourself cooking delicious meals, enjoying your homemade dishes and happily dancing around the kitchen!



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