Seasons

Simple authentic Italian tomato sauce (sugo di pomodoro)

Even though in Italy we have some of the best tomatoes in the world,...

Cappelletti pasta

I have been keeping this post for one of those rare days when...

Chickpea soup with rucola and my new cookbook!

My second cookbook "Festa Italiana" is published! Read all about it and enjoy a colorful bowl of chickpea soup to celebrate!

A roast chicken with Umbrian herb salt for the...

Dear friends how are you? Are you also looking back at this year that once...

Italian style peas and ham

PEAS AND HAM.  Spring brings wonderful ingredients, fresh peas, asparagus, broad beans, strawberries. It...

Fettuccine in a lemon and butter sauce

This is a delightful recipe which is impossibly simple.  All you need is fresh homemade fettuccine or other egg noodles (no spaghetti) a lemon, a knob of butter, a drizzle of heavy cream and a sprinkle of your best Parmigiano.

Braided brioche filled with sour cherry preserve

I live the strange life of innkeepers, working 7 or 8 months in a...

Hot-water pastry spinach pie

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

Fresh pasta with porcini mushrooms sauce in lots of...

Porcini mushrooms and wine are made for each other. Pasta brings it all together, and the fresh pasta makes it a luxurious dinner. Make this for dinner tonight—even for one!

Pear, pecorino and balsamic ravioli

Mix sweet and crispy pears with sharp pecorino to make the filling for this rich ravioli. Drizzle with creamy balsamic vinegar for a fantastic plate of unforgettable pasta.