Appetizers

Roasted sweet pepper involtini in tomato sauce

A great vegetarian recipe for grilled pepper rolls stuffed and baked with tomato sauce and parmigiano. Perfect for a light dinner or appetizer.

Zucchini, Parmigiano and Mint Sformato Flan

This cute zucchini and ricotta sformato (Italian flan) is delicious, gorgeous, and quite easy to make as an appetizer or vegetarian main.

Fried artichokes

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

Panzanella tomato and bread salad

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

Roasted rosemary mushroom parcels

After having been involved with teaching and thinking about food for over than 10...

Eggplant Parmigiana

  I'm biting my nails here because I have so many things to tell you...

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

Baked cardoons

PARMIGIANA DI CARDI. This is a recipe which smells intensely of Christmas to me. It...

Artichokes, almond and boiled lemon salad

Artichokes, named carciofi in Italy, are edible flowers belonging to the thistle family. They...