Dishes

Broccoli meatloaf

Every time I make meatloaf I have to think of my friend AnnMarie. A...

Ciaramicola, an Umbrian Easter cake and symbol of love

CIARAMICOLA. I love this cake because it's beautiful and so reminiscent of ancient times. Ciaramicola...

Roasted eggplant ricotta dip with fresh zucchini salad

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

How to develop your own perfect pizza recipe

Pizza night in this house never goes unnoticed. The event has been planned in advance....

Falsomagro roast beef stuffed with eggs, guanciale and cheese

This is another recipe of the clever Italian mammas of the past. It's called...

Christmas the Umbrian way: zuccherini cookies

These ring-shaped Christmas cookies are a simplified version of the sweet fruit breads made in Umbria for holidays and celebrations. Simple and rustic they are great for dunking in your favorite hot drink by the fireplace.

Easy Italian chicken and tagliolini pasta soup

How to make tagliolini in brodo, a classic Italian comfort food for winter dinners. Fresh pasta cooked in a light chicken broth and served with a sprinkle of parmigiano, it's to die for!

Spaghetti with asparagus garlic and fresh chili pepper

SPAGHETTI WITH (WILD) ASPARAGUS Foraging is all the rage nowadays, but Italians have never stopped...

Pasta e fagioli for pasta lovers

Pasta e fagioli, simply meaning “pasta and beans”, is a classic and authentic Italian soup made in many ways, with or without tomato, with fresh or dried pasta, with meat in it (e.g. lard or pancetta) or vegetarian.

Simple authentic Italian tomato sauce (sugo di pomodoro)

A simple tomato sauce, made with just onion or garlic, good quality canned tomatoes and a sprinkle of herbs is one of the most iconic and beloved recipes of Italy