Author: Daniela Francescutto

Trout Salad

Simple, clean flavors with beautiful color – that’s what I think of when I think of Italian food. My mother-in-law sent this picture over from Italy and I felt like I was back there —fortunately I was lucky enough to be at the house when Attilio (Andrea’s uncle) would drop […]

 

Gluten-free Gnocchi with Shrimp

In my garden I found two zucchini which that when escaping the daily harvest, had gotten very large. Normally when they are so big, the white part is filled with many seeds, so I use the green part and I bring the inside to the chickens who eat it willingly. […]

 

Cod with Mango

I made this recipe during my stay in Edgewater, New Jersey. In the northeast of the US, cod is a widely used fish. I thought of making this recipe that responds well to the American taste of combining sweet and savory elements and which is particularly suitable for a summer […]

 

Puff Pasty with Eggplant

These puff pastries are suitable for a summer appetizer or even to offer friends an appetizer with a good, well-chilled prosecco. I often use this recipe in summer because it is fast and satisfies everyone. There is no need to add fat or salt because the scamorza (you can substitute […]

 

Sunday Pasticcio

In my teens, Sunday lunch always began with pasticcio (a type of northern Italian lasagna made with béchamel and ragù). The preparation of the pasticcio was learned with my aunt watched the cook who was hired to prepare baptism lunches, confirmations, weddings and other special events. The preparation of the […]

 

Mini Towers of Smoked Trout

Smoked salmon trout is a specialty of Friuli. Large trout farms are favored by the quantity of spring water and by investments in both research and quality control that the regional institutions have carried out over the years. This very easy recipe is very effective. Smoked salmon can also be […]

 

Tart Pear and Ricotta

Back from a trip in Salerno, my sister in law Michela praised the goodness of a tart with Ricotta and pears, tasted in a note pastry of the city, and I was so curios about that. In my garden I have several pear trees, and many of them, ripen in […]