Appetizers

Garbanzo bean farinata with caramelized onions and rosemary

As you probably know Italians have a long tradition of eating vegan food. You...

Fried artichokes

In Italy, when the first young artichokes appear in the markets you start to...

Hot-water pastry spinach pie

Do you already make spinach pie? If you don't, you must hurry as this...

Baked artichokes sformato flan

Artichokes, eggs, and two types of cheese are baked into this wonderful flan, a delicious speciality known in Italy as sformato di carciofi

Braised Artichokes alla Romana

A traditional recipe belonging to the Jewish Roman cuisine, artichokes alla Romana are slowly braised in olive oil with garlic, parsley, and mint.

Panzanella tomato and bread salad

If you ask a food writer who is worth her(his) salt what “authentic” Italian...

Grilled bell peppers with mint and my new life...

Sweet bell peppers are so good for you because they are rich in vitamins and healthy nutrients. Try this simple salad made with grilled peppers soaked in an aromatic extra-virgin olive oil dressing with garlic and mint.

Vegetable Gratin with Rosemary and Pecorino

A classic zucchini and tomato gratin is a perfect vegetarian dish to celebrate the end of summer and to welcome fall.

Roasted eggplant ricotta dip with fresh zucchini salad

Eggplant. It's been good to have you through this cruel summer, the hottest and...

Lazy basil eggplant sformato

I remember being on a plane a long time ago, probably on my way...