Bread, Pizza & Focaccia

Braided brioche filled with sour cherry preserve

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

Basic home-made pizza

In Italy, the term pizza is generally used to indicate a flat bread which...

An Italian skillet flatbread: torta al testo from Umbria

Torta al testo is a traditional rustic flatbread made in Umbria, Central Italy. It is often served stuffed with cured meats or grilled sausages.

Savory cauliflower crostata

A slice of quiche for breakfast or dinner is a favorite in our family. This recipe filled and baked with mixture of egg, Parmigiano, milk, tender cauliflower flavored with fennel and garlic makes a perfect vegetarian dinner for the winter:

Sicilian pidoni: small calzoni filled with curly endive

  PIDONI FRITTI ALLA MESSINESE. The Pitoni or Pidoni are parcels of a pizza-like...

Seasoned breadcrumbs

Hot to make the most delicious, Italian style, breadcrumbs

Colomba: a traditional Italian Easter bread shaped like a...

Easter 2013 You may not be the most beautiful dove but you have a sweet,...

How to develop your own perfect pizza recipe

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

Slow-dough focaccia

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

Torta di Pasqua, an Umbrian Easter bread

When I was a child in the late 1960s many homes, including the one...