Appetizers · Bread · Bread, Pizza and Focaccia · Recipes · Spring · Summer

Sicilian pidoni: small calzoni with curly endive

PIDONI FRITTI ALLA MESSINESE. The Pitoni or Pidoni are parcels of a pizza-like dough, stuffed with curly endive, mozzarella and a tiny bit of anchovy. Not dissimilar to calzoni but fried, they are a typical and most appreciated dish from Messina. In Sicily, you can find them in the friggitorie, the Italian equivalent of fish…… Continue reading Sicilian pidoni: small calzoni with curly endive

Recipes · Spring · Vegetables · Winter

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…… Continue reading Baked Artichokes Sformato

All Seasons · Bread, Pizza and Focaccia · Recipes

home-made pizza

HOMEMADE PIZZA. In Italy, the term pizza is generally used to indicate a flat bread which can be stuffed or topped with all sorts of ingredients.  In Central Italy, pizza is also  a panettone-shaped bread traditionally made for Easter.  No news so far, all Mediterranean populations have been eating flat breads for at least 3000…… Continue reading home-made pizza

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