Once again, I'm here to remind you that, when it comes to authentic cooking, the Italian way is smooth and easy: making pasta with mushrooms follows the flow and calls for just a few ingredients. Gather together garlic, olive oil, fresh parsley, and chili. Then,...
seasonal Italian recipes
Here you’ll find all my favorite seasonal Italian recipes.
No other cuisine respects seasonality as Italian cuisine does, and every time of the year is an excuse to celebrate Nature and its gifts.
Fall is for harvest; Winter is for Christmas and comfort food; Spring is for Easter and sprouting; Summer is for fun and the fruits of Nature.
Here you’ll find my best Italian recipes organized by season.
Lots of pumpkins and mushrooms – like the Porcini Risotto, in the Italian Fall recipes.
Soups, stews, and hot salads in the Italian Winter recipes – Pasta e Fagioli, for example.
Edible flowers, eggs and Easter, like the Ricotta Cheesecake in the Spring recipes.
And salads, fruity dishes, easy, almost no cooking recipes, and preserves like the Giardiniera in the Summer recipes.
Here in Italy, Latte e Menta, Milk and Mint, is a traditional summer fresh drink. Nourishing, rich, and refreshing. Here's how to make the syrup with fresh mint and the summery drink by adding the syrup to iced cold milk. It's a recipe from Ortigia's Simposio: a...
How to make Italian peach iced tea, “tè freddo alla pesca:” a refreshing summery drink.
A deliciously fresh, vernal fava bean pesto to season spaghetti (or linguine), plus a rain of pecorino flakes to add flavor peaks and crunchiness.
Are you ready to make the authentic tortellini panna e prosciutto recipe? The recipe that my male friends and brothers made continuously to satisfy their endless appetites. The steps they had learned from their moms and nonnas and that they replicated as accurately as their first-experienced skills let them.
How to make my olive oil banana bread recipe, an Italian-style banana bread! The other ingredients are classic: good old baking stuff.
In this post, I’m sharing how to make a wintry, Italian, comforting, and healthy drink: the hot apple juice with cinnamon recipe.
In this post, we will make a comforting winter soup: an Italian kale soup with cannellini beans and Prosciutto.
Simple and quick pasta with cherry tomato sauce, melted burrata, and basil.
Pumpkin risotto is very popular here in Italy. It is a recipe from the Northern regions but cooked everywhere: it is a perfect comfort dish for Autumn and Winter dinners. Imagine savoring it after a long walk in the woods, admiring foliage. With a glass of a dry...