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…

When food is art, when tasting is an experience: Niko Romito’s Reale restaurant!

When you love cooking, tasting and travelling for food, your palate is always looking for new and sublime experiences…and a brilliant, creative chef  is what you want! Niko Romito’s Reale restaurant, which recently got its third Michelin star, is a must-have experience for all people who believe food and cooking can rich artistic levels! Eating at Reale is something indescribable using words…only…

How to make lemon flavoured coffee!

Add a new twist to your homemade moka pot coffee! Here’s a hint to make a lemon flavoured coffee that will surprise your friends and guests! It’s not sour as you may think…and the tinge of lemon is so good! Put water in your moka pot and add a couple of lemon zests; add coffee as you…

Wonders of Bomarzo: the Monster Park (il Parco dei mostri)!

Among gigantic statues and monstrous creatures, Bomarzo Monster Park is a place to visit! Created by architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552, strongly wanted by prince Orsini in his property, it was abandoned and restored after centuries. Here’s a gallery of photos from our visit to this incredible place!               

Delicious, super-easy zucchini sauce!

Fresh zucchini right from the garden for lunch…what can we make with them? …zucchini sauce! This very-easy sauce is terrifically perfect on pasta to delight your summer lunches! Ingredients  2 zucchini 1 clove of garlic 1/2 chopped onion EV olive oil salt black pepper 2 leaves of fresh basil Procedure Sauté garlic and onion in a frying pan with…