A lovely day at Bracciano lake

If you’re in Rome and are looking for a daily excursion, Bracciano Lake is a cute, tiny lake to spend the day off, it is only 32 km from Rome city centre (1h-30-minute drive) . it’s 20 miles wide, so you can easily visit the lovely villages along its perimeter. We started our visit from…

Mussels au gratin: super easy, super delicious!

Ingredients mussels breadcrumbs Extra virgin olive oil white wine parsley garlic salt   Put mussels in a pan with olive oil, parsley, salt; cover with a lid and cook until they open up. In a bowl, mix breadcrumbs, minced garlic, minced parsley, EV olive oil, white wine and salt until you get a smooth mixture….

10 things that prove you grew up in an Italian family

1. YOUR CONCEPT OF MEAL IS DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHERS You easily find yourself saying: “Is it 3 pm already???” Lunch is not just feeding yourself in an Italian family: it’s a way to stay together, to enjoy both a good conversation and a delicious dish. 2. YOU CANNOT KEEP YOUR HANDS DOWN WHEN TALKING…

How to make exceptional crispy baked potatoes!

We rarely deep-fry anything at home, we prefer baking! That’s the same for fresh potatoes: knowing the right procedures and choosing the best seasoning, there’s nothing as crispy and delicious as oven-cooked potatoes! Plus…it’s really really easy! Ingredients (for 4 servings): 800 gr fresh potatoes extra virgin live oil rosemary garlic salt Boil water in a pot with…

Spaghetti with Savoy cabbage, homemade lonza and Abruzzese Pecorino cheese!

A recipe that draws inspiration from Abruzzo’s winter traditional products and dishes: homemade lonza (many families still make their salami, sausages and lonza at home), Savoy cabbage (that we use a lot in our area to make a dish called “fùje shtrascinìte“) and of course…our Pecorino cheese! Ingredients (for 4 servings) 1 small head of savoy cabbage 4-5 thick…

Chicken breast with Taleggio cheese, tangerines and Speck prosciutto!

We know flambé is not the easiest technique, but Saffron loves to add a little bit of sweetness in his dishes! That’s what he did for this yummy recipe, which gives your chicken breast a different twist! Very yummy! Ingredients (for 4 servings) 1 chicken breast 150 gr Speck prosciutto 150 gr Taleggio cheese 4 tangerines (2…

Spaghetti with eggplant, cherry tomatoes and raisins!

Delicious and simple pasta recipe that will make your taste buds veeeeeery happy! Ingredients (for 4 servings) 1 eggplant 15-16 cherry tomatoes raisins 1 onion 1 glove of garlic Extra virgin olive oil salt sesame seeds (optional) Procedure  Put water in a pot and let it boil. Put raisins in a glass of hot water to re-hydrate them. Cut eggplant in small cubes…

How to make your own pasta for lasagna!

Healthier Lasagna? Make your own dough! Extremely easy…and fun! Ingredients 4 room-temperature medium eggs 400 gr flour a pinch of salt Procedure Sift out flour; make a “fountain” in the heap of flour with your hand; break the eggs in the fountain, one at a time, and add salt; start beating eggs, first with a fork then mix…

Easy and delicious HERB TEMPURA recipe!

This is a funny recipe for all those of you who love herbs and have many in their garden to use…you’ll have delicious appetizers for your guests! Extremely easy: buy tempura flour, make a batter and add your herbs (after washing them carefully); then deep-fry them in vegetable oil (we used sunflower oil). We fried mint,…

Pumpkin cupcakes with Gorgonzola cheese topping!

Salted cupcakes? Yes!… and you’ll LOVE these cupcakes! Easy to make, super delicious to eat, perfect to amaze your friends for dinner! Ingredients (for 8 cupcakes) 200 gr pumpkin 180 gr flour 2 eggs 30 gr toasted sesame seeds 40 gr Parmigiano Reggiano cheese Gorgonzola cheese Cream cheese 3 tsp of baking powder Extra Virgin olive oil…

When in Turin: street food for real foodies!

What’s the street food to try if you’re a foodie in Turin? We only had 6 hours…and here’s what we tasted that you really shouldn’t miss! Caffé Al Bicerin  The place where Bicerin, Turin traditional drink, was born and named in the 18th century! A hot drink made of espresso coffee, chocolate and fresh whipped cream…an…

A day at Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto in Turin!

We spent a day at “Salone del Gusto”, the big Slow Food exibition in Turin that shows Slow Food’s presidia from all over the world, as well as sustainable agriculture and food producers. This place is a foodie Wonderland! For these two foodies in particular, who come from a region that is really proud of its products and…