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Italian pasta with burrata and cherry tomatoes

Simple and quick pasta with cherry tomato sauce, melted burrata, and basil.

Pasta with fresh cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil

Pasta with fresh cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil is a summery and easy main dish from Italy. Here’s the recipe!

lavender and peach lemonade

Peach and lavender lemonade recipe with overnight infused water and honey.

canned tuna pasta the Italian way

Canned tuna pasta with tomatoes.

An Italian stuffed eggplant recipe from Puglia

Stuffed eggplant recipe with tomato sauce, breadcrumbs, pecorino (or Parmesan), and mortadella (or ham).

Italian Russian salad recipe

Russian salad recipe: the original recipe with vegetables, pickles, and mayonnaise.

Italian peach bellini recipe

the peach bellini recipe with real peaches and prosecco

giardiniera recipe for an Italian Summer

Italian giardiniera recipe: authentic and traditional Summer canning

panzanella salad recipe from Tuscany

Traditional panzanella salad recipe: with stale bread, tomatoes and red onion.

latte di mandorla: the Sicilian almond milk

How to make almond milk at home with the authentic Sicilian recipe.

eggplant dip from Sicily

An eggplant dip recipe: eggplant caviar from Sicily.

Eggplant funghetto: Italian sauteed eggplant

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

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

himbeersirup raspberry syrup recipe

himbeersirup: a refreshing raspberry drink syrup to refresh our last summer days

buddha bowl recipe with farro and sugar snaps

farro buddha bowl made the Italian way. with sugar snap beans, tomatoes, basil and olive oil

how to make sun dried tomatoes the Italian way

sun dried cherry tomatoes preserved in extra-virgin olive oil and oregano

sun tea with ginger, lime and mint

ginger, lime and mint sun tea. how to make it, even if it’s easy, you just need a jar 🙂

prosciutto and figs appetizer

figs and ham (prosciutto cotto): sweet and savory, refreshing and delicious

easy ricotta mousse made in three delicious ways

The traditional ricotta mousse recipe, made in 3 easy ways.

the Italian prosciutto and melon appetizer

In this post, you’ll find the Italian prosciutto and melon appetizer recipe, a little mention of Italian Summer eating habits, ad a twist to the classic dish.

caprese salad

caprese salad: an easy recipe for lazy summer nights

the authentic almond granita recipe

an almond granita recipe, made with almond milk, an ice cream maker or a fork

Sicilian eggplant caponata recipe

Sicilian eggplant caponata with almonds, honey, olives and basil

tomato salad from Sicily

a tasty Italian tomato salad, with olives, capers, anchovies, fresh oregano and basil

savory zucchini bread recipe

a healthy, easy, savory zucchini bread recipe, with spring chives

parmesan colombian arepas and my Italian scrambled eggs, yes I mixed things A LOT

scrambled huevos pericos with camone tomatoes and arugula inside parmesan cheese arepas

homemade pasta dough

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

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”

a gelato serving idea: fiordilatte cups with dulce de leche and glazed pancetta

dulce de leche icecream cups with fior di latte gelato and Cointreau glazed pancetta flakes

an easy lemonade recipe (really easy)

A Slow Living beach vacation and a trick to pimp up your lemonade.

una vacanza marina all’insegna dello Slow Living & un trucchetto per ravvivare la Limonata!

chicken skewers with shishito peppers

friggitelli peppers & chicken skewers with plain quinoa and avocado cream

earl grey mousse

Airy and delicate earl grey mousse recipe, both in a whole milk and a dairy free version.

infused olive oil recipes

lemon & basil for grilled fish and cold summer soups. lime & basil for salad dressings & ceviche recipes

italian arugula salad

fresh + sweet + bitter + umami + crunchy

oven roasted tomatoes sauce

sweet and scented oven roasted tomato sauce recipe

loquats recipes: pesto

A smooth seasonal pesto for fresh spring pasta nights.

a chive flowers recipe: infused vinegar

Here’s a wonderful way to preserve chives flowers…

what to do with basil flowers: infuse olive oil

purple basil flowers to flavor your gourmet kitchen oils!

walnut pesto & broccoli rabe pasta

creamy walnut pesto pasta, with healthy broccolini and a touch of cinnamon

pasta salad ideas: raw zucchini pasta salad

A fresh, made from scratch, cold pasta salad… in a jar, for yur picnics!

fresh tomato tuna pasta recipe

Fresh tomato tuna pasta with cherry tomatoes, anchovies, capers, and basil. Make this tuna pasta with cherry tomatoes when you want to enjoy those fresh, sweet seasonal tomatoes.

how to make fermented cherry tomatoes

fizzy, sweet and a little sour fermented cherry tomatoes that are also good for you

strawberry lemonade recipe

Strawberry lemonade recipe with fresh strawberries and lemons, rosemary flavored water, and honey.

zucchini one pot pasta

One pan pasta is my new it-recipe.

Sicilian tuna burger recipe

tuna, mint, almonds, pistachios, fresh and dried tomatoes, here’s an explosion of Italian flavors: all in one charming sicilian tuna burger

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.


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.



Florence's Simposio is a travel cookbook from Italy with the city's traditional and authentic recipes and my favorite Renaissance Florentines. Men and women, sinners, anachronistically flung in Dante's Inferno and then celebrated with tasty menus. Because in their...