Fall · Fresh Pasta · Recipes · Winter

cappelletti pasta made with an ancient grain

I have been keeping this post for one of those rare days when I have enough time in my hands. I wanted quiet and concentration to explain in sufficient detail what might be one of the best pasta recipes in the world. To tell you that cappelletti, the Umbrian diminuitive version of tortellini, is pasta… Continue reading cappelletti pasta made with an ancient grain

Fall · Fresh Pasta · Pasta · Recipes · Spring · Summer

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… Continue reading white lasagna with zucchini

All Seasons · Rice

Neapolitan rice sartù

The  Neapolitan sartù is a sophisticated timbale – a luxury casserole – made with rice and filled with cheese, vegetables, and meat. The name sartù originates from a silver table centerpiece or surtout, used by the Naples’ nobility to serve the most important dish of a formal dinner. Rice was imported into peninsular Italy in… Continue reading Neapolitan rice sartù

Appetizers · Dried Pasta · Fresh Pasta · Recipes · Sauces · Spring · Vegetables

piselli al prosciutto

PEAS AND HAM.  Spring brings wonderful ingredients, fresh peas, asparagus, broad beans, strawberries. It seems hardly necessary to cook as everything is so bright and flavorful you can eat it as it is. Fresh shelled peas are delicious and can be used as a low calories snack. This is a very traditional side dish that… Continue reading piselli al prosciutto

Fresh Pasta · Recipes

classic lasagna with meat ragù

LASAGNA. In Italian a “lasagna” is one sheet of rectangular pasta used in the famous baked pasta recipe. The correct name of the dish refers to the plural  “lasagne” indicating the use of several sheets of pasta layered with delicious condiments and sauce. This is one of those dishes that evokes dreamy eyes and remembrance… Continue reading classic lasagna with meat ragù