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How to make pasta with mushrooms the Italian way

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,...


How to make my olive oil banana bread recipe, an Italian-style banana bread! The other ingredients are classic: good old baking stuff.

Italian kale soup with cannellini beans and Prosciutto

In this post, we will make a comforting winter soup: an Italian kale soup with cannellini beans and Prosciutto.


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...

Grilled radicchio with balsamic vinegar recipe

Grilled radicchio with balsamic vinegar: an Italian side dish.

authentic Italian hot chocolate recipe

Thick Italian hot chocolate for cold, cozy days.

how to cook kale the Italian way

How to cook kale on the stove the Italian way. Learn how to cook kale without losing nutrients.

an authentic Italian minestrone soup recipe

This is one of the authentic Italian minestrone soup recipes – there are many. This minestrone recipe from Milan has cabbage, parmesan, and pancetta.

castagnaccio recipe

a Tuscan delight for Fall celebrations

sautéed Italian kale recipe

Sautéed kale recipe: a tasty Tuscan side dish.

erbazzone recipe: the Italian swiss chard pie

the erbazzone recipe: a swiss chard pie from Emilia Romagna

dried porcini risotto recipe

Creamy, earthy and delicious porcini mushroom risotto, a rice recipe from Northern Italy.

how to make a cheese board

How to make an Italian cheese board: 7 steps to a perfect Italian cheese board.There are seven fundamental steps to make an Italian cheese board. From choosing three (or more) different kinds of cheese to the accompaniments, from the fruits, to the bread.   how...

Italian pickled eggplant recipe

How to preserve eggplants in olive oil according to Italian nonnas.

Eggplant funghetto: Italian sauteed eggplant

Make eggplant al funghetto when you need a delicious side dish or a glorious condiment for your pasta.

Halloween food ideas from Italy

Halloween food ideas: spooky Italian recipes.

chickpea tuna salad with chard, oregano, and olive oil

chard, chickpeas and tuna filets with looots of fresh oregano

kale bruschetta from Tuscany

Sautéed black kale bruschetta with olive oil and red chili. Make the bruschetta with kale when you have a delicious loaf of crusty Italian bread.

Italian Christmas fish recipes: pesce spada alla ghiotta from Sicily

Heavenly good pesce spada alla ghiotta: a Sicilian swordfish recipe with tomatoes, olives and capers.

Italian ossa di morto cookies

Bone shaped Halloween Italian cookies recipe. A traditional recipe from Treviso perfect for spooky baking.

Sicilian fennel and orange salad recipe

Sicilian orange salad with olives, shallot and fennel

pesto potato salad

pan-roasted potato and pesto salad with curly endive, tomatoes, sugar snaps and sprouts

chickpea salad with feta

chickpeas, tomatoes, carrot, cucumber and feta salad, with lots of mint and basil

Sicilian eggplant caponata recipe

Sicilian eggplant caponata with almonds, honey, olives and basil

how to make polenta from cornmeal + gricia polenta

Soft polenta, made from scratch, with crunchy guanciale and grated pecorino.

savory oatmeal recipes: Italian oatmeal soup with pear crisps & prosciutto flakes

A flaming oatmeal soup with sweet pear crisps and savory prosciutto flakes.

kale Buddha bowl

a raw kale Buddha bowl with lentils, barley, cashews and pomegranate vinaigrette

kale pesto recipe

Kale pesto with crunchy almonds, sweet raisins and fancy dried tomatoes.

Italian mushroom soup with parmesan broth

A decadent mushroom soup cooked in aromatic parmesan broth.

Tuscan white bean and kale soup recipe

bread tuscan soup: kale, potatoes and white beans to restore you from a cold, windy, winter day

zabaglione with gingerbread cookies

creamy zabaione & spicy gingerbread cookies: they’re in love!

a mascarpone frosting recipe

Italian white chocolate, pine nuts & mascarpone icing for cookies

pomegranate sugar cookie icing: a natural food coloring

pomegranate cookie icing: natural brilliant colors & incredibly delicious cookies

Italian sausage stuffing recipe (with pandoro!)

In this post, I’m sharing with you an Italian sausage stuffing. It is made with apples, Pandoro, walnuts, and olive oil.

olive oil mashed potatoes with pancetta

pancetta mashed potatoes: when you’ll side dish will conquer the spotlight

the Thanksgiving table

An idea for thanksgiving table decorations you can craft yourself.

chicken pasta tomato sauce

In this post, I’m sharing with you the Tuscan recipe for chicken pasta in tomato sauce. As learned in a restaurant in Val D’Orcia.

pancetta gravy recipe from Italy

Here is the recipe for an unusual, delicious Italian pancetta gravy!

homemade pasta dough

An easy basil homemade pasta dough recipe, by hand or with the pasta machine.


the ultimate Halloween aperitivo treat: spritz caramel apples. Hihihihihi (witch laugh).

Italian grape crostata for Halloween

Grape pie recipe made with a hazelnuts and almonds pie crust, grapes and a pinch of chili.

pumpkin ravioli with sage butter (and a pinch of spices)

Italian pumpkin ravioli made with an American twist: pumpkin spice.


Curry pumpkin soup with crunchy cinnamon hazelnuts

Crema di zucca al curry con croccanti nocciole alla cannella.

grilled cheese sandwich with eggplant

Grilled cheese sandwich with eggplant, gruyere, ham and mint honey.

Grilled eggplant recipes: stacks

a grilled eggplant tower recipe: grilled eggplant, ricotta salata, tomatoes and basil

cherry tomatoes recipes: stuffed fried

mozzarella and basil stuffed fried cherry tomatoes

fried green tomatoes oven recipe

oven fried green tomatoes with an orange kefir dip sauce

roman rice stuffed tomatoes: pomodori al riso

Italian stuffed tomatoes with rice, “pomodori al riso”, is a traditional recipe from Rome. Here is the authentic recipe of the Italian rice stuffed tomatoes: they have a a lot of fresh herbs and a hint of parmesan cheese, and they are baked with potatoes.

galette recipe with cherry tomatoes and balsamic

cherry tomatoes galette: roasted tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and basil leaves in an olive oil pie crust

Italian eggplant fritters recipe

the italian eggplant fritters recipe also known as “braciole di melanzane”

oven roasted tomatoes sauce

sweet and scented oven roasted tomato sauce recipe

hot chocolate with nutmeg

Italian hot chocolate with nutmeg and honey for Valentine’s Day


an easy recipe for your holiday gifts: homemade mulled wine mix, the best foodie Christmas present

gingerbread hot chocolate mix recipe

drink it or give it, but make it ginger

pandoro french toast recipe & pandoro wishes

Pandoro french toast with Italian pandoro, olive oil, and brown sugar.

olive oil pie crust

just flour, salt and water, and olive oil of course

how to infuse olive oil with herbs

red chili, oregano, rosemary and basil. plus a new entry: wok oil

Italian roasted cherry tomato sauce recipe with olives, capers, and balsamic vinegar

Oven roasted cherry tomatoes preserved in olive oil, with balsamic vinegar, salted capers, fresh basil and black olives.


In this post, I’m sharing with you an easy antipasto recipe: ricotta bruschetta topped with marinated and grilled cherry tomato skewers.

roasted eggplant pesto recipe

This roasted eggplant pesto recipe is made with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, mint, garlic, and olive oil. It is perfect for Italian pasta dishes, but you can also spread it on toasted bread for a delicious bruschetta.


How to make pasta with mushrooms the Italian way

How to make pasta with mushrooms the Italian way

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,...

Italian Latte E Menta

Italian Latte E Menta

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...

About the Pizzica dance, Taranta, Tarantate and the women of Puglia

About the Pizzica dance, Taranta, Tarantate and the women of Puglia

This writing about the Pizzica dance, Taranta, Tarantate and the women of Puglia is from the Lecce's Simposio, a recipe, travel, and culture book made in Italy.The story of a tarantataLet me tell you a story... We are in a small town in Salento in the early 1930s....

The Italian authentic and original tortellini panna e prosciutto recipe

The Italian authentic and original tortellini panna e prosciutto recipe

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.