Italian spinach with cheese recipe: a cheesy melted side dish with mozzarella and cacioricotta - an aged ricotta cheese from Southern Italy.How many times have I seen my mom open a plastic bag and toss cubes of frozen spinaches with white dots into a skillet! It was a...
authentic italian recipes
These are my authentic Italian recipes, old-world recipes inherited, learned by traveling and eating around Italy, or simply researched through books, magazines, and the web.
They are a good starting point for you to learn the secrets of traditional Italian food and the cooking methods and style only a local can teach you.
The main principles of authentic Italian recipes are:
- the seasonality of the ingredients – when they are at their peak in flavor and full of nutrients and cheap, as a bonus!
- the slow cooking – which doesn’t always mean long cooking hours, but the appropriate time, the peaceful attitude, and taking time to grocery shop, handle the ingredients with love, and set the table;
- and sharing by gathering the ones you love around a table – a time to enjoy food, chat, sometimes fight, and smile!
If you are looking for a specific recipe, try searching for it here.
Caffe Leccese is a coffee drink from Salento made with espresso and almond syrup. Here’s the recipe!
In this post, I'm sharing the recipe to cook Italian-style sautéed broccoli. Basically, this means overcooking the broccoli until mushy and stir-frying it in a pan with garlic and chili flavored olive oil.Italian-style broccoli is a creamy and aromatic side dish or a...
In this post, I'm sharing a proper Italian pizza dough recipe with fresh baker's yeast. And how to cook pizza in the home oven - there's a short stovetop step - with a cast-iron skillet.ITALIAN PIZZA AND PIZZA DOUGH In Italy, there's a main, fundamental distinction...
Torta Pasqualina: the recipe of the Ligurian Easter savory tart with greens, ricotta, and eggs.
In this post, I’ll share with you what to eat in Siena: local foods, typical ingredients, and the traditional dishes you can’t miss!
Italian smoked salmon pasta recipe (penne al salmone) made with penne pasta, smoked salmon, heavy cream, white wine, a hint of brandy, and fresh parsley. A delicious, festive, and traditional Italian pasta dish for Christmas Eve!
In this post, you’ll find an easy but delightful Italian eggplant pasta sauce recipe. Make it if you want a dish packed with Italian flavors.
Italian mashed potatoes recipe, a creamy potato puree to serve as a side dish or alone, so good it is.
How to make Aperol Spritz with prosecco.