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

Piadina Romagnola authentic Italian recipe and history about this typical Italian flatbread

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One of my all time favorite quick italian dish is Piada or Piadina Romagnola (pron. pee-uh-dee-nuh), one of the most characteristic italian flatbread, known and loved in Italy and all over the world both as a street food and a … 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

Milk-Braised Pork or Veal Loin with Fresh Herbs, Italian Style (Arrosto al Latte)

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This is a family favourite recipe, very simple to make but amazingly good! The meat, pork or veal, comes out very tender and, although it takes quite some time to cook (but your constant attendance is not required), the milk, … 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

Mini Tuna Meatballs (Polpette di Tonno): an easy and tasty finger food

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ITALIAN MINI TUNA MEATBALLS New Year’s Eve is around the corner so, if you’re planning on doing a seafood-based party, why not making these delicious little tuna meatballs, Italian style? They are perfect as a starter or as a finger … 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

Roast Turkey: Italian tips for a moist tender and flavourful turkey

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roast turkey – moist, tender and juicy Thanksgiving is just around the corner so, why not planning to cook a delicious roast turkey the Italian way with my brine method and secret for a moist, tender and juicy turkey? Yes, … Continue reading

Italian Little Pizzas (Pizzette)

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These little pizzas are children’s favourites. They are perfect for parties as a finger food, but you have to be sure to make a big batch because they run out quickly! Trust me, these little pizzas will be really a … Continue reading