First courses

Roasted asparagus and saffron risotto

Ask two Italians what's the correct way to prepare pasta. You will likely get...

Food-processor pasta dough

All my cooking class guests marvel at how easy is to make a fresh...

Green ravioli with zucchini, ricotta, lemon-butter and honey

I fell in love with colored pasta this summer. May be because I have...

Spring onion frittata

We are in the middle of winter and I think I am starting to...

How to cook pasta

Pasta is such a convenient food and it's made in a million ways all...

Creamy Spinach "Vellutata" soup

A creamy vegetable soup which can be made year round with a wide range of vegetables including spinach, squash, asparagus and mushrooms. Easy, quick and delicious

Zucchini and sausage risotto

I am sure there must be an ancient proverb saying: whenever you add a...

Classic white pasta bake with peas and ham

Pasta al forno (baked pasta) is to Italy what macaroni and cheese is to...

Crespelle: savory crepes stuffed with asparagus, prosciutto and ricotta

These delicate, paper thin pancakes are filled with asparagus, ricotta and prosciutto which you can substitute with smoked cheese for a vegetarian version. You can also make them gluten free using your favorite GF flour mix. In Italy crepes are named crespelle and are generally served serve them with a savory filling as a delicious treats for brunch, lunch or a light dinner. Make them ahead and refrigerate in the baking dish until needed. They only need 20 min in the oven.

Beef and pork ragù sauce

In net contrast to everything stated yesterday about sauce and Italians eating light meals,...