Side dishes

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.

Slow-dough focaccia

This simple onion Focaccia bread is Umbria's best flat bread. A crispy and light...

Panzanella tomato and bread salad

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

Baked cardoons

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

Balsamic glazed peppers with capers and basil

These peppers have the  glorious summer colors and fragrance of the Mediterranean. Make sure...

Garbanzo bean farinata with caramelized onions and rosemary

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

Bandiera, an Italian vegetable stir fry

This is my mum's version of the Provençal ratatouille. A dish like this one...

Warm bean and tomato salad

Ancient Romans, rich or poor, were quite fond of beans, especially chickpeas and consumed...

Roasted eggplant ricotta dip with fresh zucchini salad

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

Pickled watermelon rind

I am always grateful for a new good recipe. Each new recipe is a...