All Seasons · Meat Dishes · Recipes

spinach and fennel polpettine (meatballs) in a crunchy polenta crust

Having returned from a wonderful holiday, full of energy, ideas and an intense wish to neglect the existence of January, I want to start this year with a really new and extraordinary recipe. Something you never thought of. Something that will become even more trendy than cupcakes or mochi ice cream. OK, I’ll stop here…… Continue reading spinach and fennel polpettine (meatballs) in a crunchy polenta crust

Appetizers · Meat Dishes · Recipes · Summer

vitello tonnato: veal in tuna sauce

This recipe is the gastronomic demonstration of the Aristotelian pronouncement that “there is no great genius without a mixture of madness”. Tuna on veal is pure genius. As crazy as it must sound to some of you, a fish based sauce on beef is a marriage made in heaven, it totally works. In fact, it’s been…… Continue reading vitello tonnato: veal in tuna sauce

Fall · Meat Dishes · Recipes · Spring · Summer · Winter

chicken alla cacciatore a.k.a hunter style “in bianco”

I spent my youth in a huge house overlooking my hometown Perugia. My parents where civil servants and in their free time took care of the large garden, the olive trees and the pets. To be precise, my father took care of breeding the pets and my mother fought against the proliferation of pets. We…… Continue reading chicken alla cacciatore a.k.a hunter style “in bianco”

All Seasons · Meat Dishes · Recipes

“falsomagro” stuffed roast beef

This is another recipe of the clever Italian mammas of the past. It’s called falsomagro or farsumagru a term referring to stuffed lean meat. The stuffing was not meant to create fancy food. It was a way to stretch portions to feed the family using inexpensive ingredients such as inferior cut meats, bread, a little…… Continue reading “falsomagro” stuffed roast beef

Meat Dishes · Recipes · Spring · Vegetables

beef straccetti with asparagus and spring onions

STRACCETTI DI MANZO CON ASPARAGI. Spring, spring, spring! Quick, quick, quick! Who wants to be inside with this beautiful weather? Who wants a complicated dinner when there’s lavender to prune, petunias to plant, dry leaves to sweep? I love this dish, it’s light and juicy, it has the crunch and aroma of my favorite vegetables…… Continue reading beef straccetti with asparagus and spring onions