“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 fat, a bit of cheese. My grandma, a young widow … Continue reading “falsomagro” stuffed roast beef

white lasagna with zucchini

LASAGNA BIANCA ALLE ZUCCHINE. You are looking for a zucchini recipe, are you? Are you getting weekly gifts of zucchini from your gardening friends? What should you do with it? Everybody is looking for a zucchini recipe at this time of the year. Zucchini are exploding right now, growing at light speed, overflowing the market stalls.  I never tire of them though,  crispy and delicate, … Continue reading white lasagna with zucchini

quick terrine a l’Italienne

GALANTINA. This is one of those recipes for which I’ll be grateful forever. It’s easy to make, can be prepared in advance, it’s a crowd pleaser and – with the appropriate presentation – it’s actually quite fancy, great for parties and holidays. My mum called this dish galantina, but technically speaking this is a terrine . A galantine is made by stuffing de-boned fowl with … Continue reading quick terrine a l’Italienne

meltingly delicious, I can have artichokes every day

Baked Artichokes Sformato

Artichoke lovers, you will adore this recipe. Tender boiled artichokes baked in an egg, Parmigiano and milk batter and dotted with mozzarella. Perfect for Spring picnics! This recipe reminds me so much of my mother that I can hardly bring myself to write about it. It brings good, happy memories as this was one of her favorite dishes for picnics.  Yes, other people had sandwiches … Continue reading Baked Artichokes Sformato