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the reckless Easter sprint

My right eye has been twitching quite often recently. It's a sign of stress. I...

Chocolate and ricotta crostata pie with homemade candied orange

CROSTATA AL CIOCCOLATO.  I can proudly say that this is a family recipe. My...

How to fry eggplants

Eggplant, aubergine, has been around the Mediterranean for more than 500 years. No wonder...

Italian beauties

I have met some of my best friends in the most unlikely ways. Ruurd ...

Homemade Sicilian cassata

SICILIAN CASSATA. Nothing is simple in Sicily. So much has happened for innumerable centuries....

Basic home-made pizza

In Italy, the term pizza is generally used to indicate a flat bread which...

Brustengolo, an ancient Umbrian olive oil and polenta fruitcake

This is a very rustic and ancient recipe from my hometown Perugia. Not too...

Savory cauliflower crostata

A slice of quiche for breakfast or dinner is a favorite in our family. This recipe filled and baked with mixture of egg, Parmigiano, milk, tender cauliflower flavored with fennel and garlic makes a perfect vegetarian dinner for the winter:

Balsamic glazed peppers with capers and basil

These peppers have the  glorious summer colors and fragrance of the Mediterranean. Make sure...

How to fry eggplants

Eggplant, aubergine, has been around the Mediterranean for more than 500 years. No wonder...