3 Minutes Shrimp Pasta Sauce with Garlic and Lemon Zest, Italian Style – Healthy, Easy and Quick – Deliciously amazing!

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Shrimp Pasta Sauce Italian style Delicious Shrimp Pasta Sauce: when you’re looking for an authentic Italian pasta sauce recipe, you know that you’re looking for simplicity, using just few ingredients along with some basic cooking techniques to simply enhance the … Continue reading

Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin/Squash) Italian Gnocchi – Super easy and egg-free!

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These delicious little dumplings made with sweet potato, pumpkin or butternut squash mash in the authentic Italian style, served with melted butter and sage are so awesome and have so much flavour that you might want to make them every … Continue reading

Pastiera Napoletana and its Secrets – Authentic Neapolitan Ricotta and Wheat Berry Easter Pie Step-by-Step

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Pastiera Napoletana is one of the most delicious Neapolitan cake known for its crispy crust and its insanely addictive perfumed filling that is rich and soft like a cheesecake – thanks to ricotta – but grainy like a rice pudding … Continue reading

Authentic Italian Cheesecake (Torta di Ricotta e Mascarpone)

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Some of you asked me about the recipe for the Italian Cheesecake (made with ricotta) always served in italian restaurants, that is lighter, airy and fluffier than the american one, so I made for you a little research and some … Continue reading

Roman-Style Gnocchi (Gnocchi alla Romana) with Semolina Flour

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An easy Italian pasta recipe for an impressive dish that can be prepared in advance for a great dinner with guests! And, as every recipe in my blog, that’s the best Gnocchi alla Romana recipe that I know of, so … Continue reading

Tuscan Chicken Liver Crostini

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Chicken Liver Crostini, in Italian Crostini di Fegatini (pron. cross-T-knee D fay-guh-T-knee) or Crostini Toscani (slices of toasted bread with a rich and flavourful chichen liver patè), is the most classic and traditional dish you can find in Tuscany, usually … Continue reading

Asparagus with onion and white wine

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Here May is the season for asparagus so why not talking to you about a simple but delicious versatile recipe! In fact, this recipe can be used as a vegetable side dish or as a sauce for pasta or as … Continue reading

Béchamel Sauce (Besciamella) and my foolproof lump-free process

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Béchamel Sauce or Besciamella in italian (beh-shuh-mel-luh), is one of the mother sauces of the french and italian cuisine but it’s also known as white sauce. For someone it may be a little tricky because sometimes it turns out a … Continue reading

Calf’s Liver Venetian Style (Fegato alla Veneziana)

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AUTHENTIC FEGATO ALLA VENEZIANA (CALF’S LIVER VENETIAN STYLE) Fegato alla Veneziana (pron. Fay-gah-toe Ah-lah Vay-nez-e-ah-nah*) is one of the most traditional Venetian dishes known all over the world for its simplicity and above all because it’s appreciated even by those … Continue reading

Italian Carnival Sweet Fritters: Crostoli… or Chiacchiere, Frappe, Sfrappole, Cenci, Galani, Grostoli, Bugie…

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AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CARNIVAL SWEET FRITTERS These are my favourite Carnival Sweet Fritters ever! Crispy but light and no greasy at all thanks to vinegar added in. I could eat them all day long! Here in Italy is not the right … Continue reading

Potato Gnocchi: authentic, best and fool-proof recipe, firm outside with a delicate and soft texture inside, not chewy, not soggy… simply delicious!

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Stop looking elsewhere. Here you’ve found the best and fool-proof Gnocchi recipe ever. Yes, now you can make authentic Italian Gnocchi like a fine restaurant (or even better) with no fuss, I promise. (comments below can confirm that) If you … Continue reading

Tenerina: tender, rich and delicate chocolate pie

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Tenerina (pron. teh-nay-ree-nuh) is the most traditional chocolate pie in Emilia-Romagna and it’s typical of the town of Ferrara along with Cappellacci di zucca (egg pasta filled with butternut squash), Salama da sugo (boiled red wine cured salami) and its … Continue reading