A great vegetarian recipe for grilled pepper rolls stuffed and baked with tomato sauce and parmigiano. Perfect for a light dinner or appetizer.
Do you already make spinach pie? If you don’t, you must hurry as this is the simplest one-dish dinner you can make besides a plate of pasta. I learned the original Serbian recipe from my artist friend Natasa Karanovic when we were living the bohemian life in the country of windmills and houseboats. Ah, the…… Continue reading hot-water pastry spinach pie
After having been involved with teaching and thinking about food for over than 10 years, I am completely convinced that the art of Italian cooking is to extract flavor from food rather than adding flavor through elaboration. This is the ultimate discovery of modern Italian cuisine. Not the foams, not the rare ingredients, not the…… Continue reading roasted rosemary mushroom parcels
Does cauliflower count for detox? That’s what we are supposed to do for at least one week in January, isn’t it? Have you done the salad treatment and figured it’s bad for you since there’s a foot of snow outside? It’s too cold for self-inflicted punishment. I am so glad is not bikini time yet.…… Continue reading savory cauliflower crostata
Eggplant. It’s been good to have you through this cruel summer, the hottest and dryest in decades. Sweet, firm, smooth, full of the flavor of Arabian nights. We did a lot of nice things together, hot things. But now it’s over. This is the last time. In a short while you will be spongy, seedy…… Continue reading roasted eggplant ricotta dip with fresh zucchini salad
Dear Tomato I want to thank you for existing. For being a fresh, juicy, sweet, fleshy fruit. Ask any Italian “what do you eat during this exhaustingly hot summer”? Tomatoes – they will say – it’s a national obsession. This salad is a way to make a wholesome meal or substantial side dish out of…… Continue reading Italian whole-grain salad
PARMIGIANA DI CARDI. This is a recipe which smells intensely of Christmas to me. It reminds me of my mum, perennially standing in her tiny kitchen, creating complicated wonders. Oddly, she hardly made a sound while cooking for a large party, I could hear her breathing. It reminds me of how my father and I…… Continue reading baked cardoons