Waldorf Astoria Salad

This recipe is a piece of American history. It was created by Oskar Tschirty, a maitre d’ at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, in 1896. The salad was an immediate success. I tasted it for the first time when my cousin Ricky from Baltimore made it in […]


Pumpkin Passatelli with Horseradish

This recipe was created by my sister Flavia last Christmas and the whole family loved it. For the traditional components of passatelli, a classic regional cuisine of Emilia-Romagna, she added two typical ingredients of winter, pumpkin and horseradish. These ingredients lighten the dish. For optimum results you must use a […]


Chestnut Cream Millefoglie

This recipe is a variation of the one proposed by the magazine “La Cucina Italiana” many years ago. In an era in which is all about cake-design this type of dessert is very overlooked. In fact if you like puff pastry, this will give you great satisfaction with its soft […]


Turkey Scaloppine with Chestnuts

Two years ago I participated in a competition for the use of chestnut flour. After I made “Chestnut Gnocchi with Autumn Sauce” I had advanced the flour and thought I’d use it to create this dish. It is very fast and tasty. This dish is suitable for this season. It […]


Cantucci from Prato

I’ve always liked Cantucci from Prato. When I lived in Florence I remained spellbound in front of the windows of the ovens exposing mountains of freshly baked cantucci. They seemed like the symbol of the city’s wealth. Recently, in an old book of Paolo Petroni “Il tesoro della vera Cucina […]


Morsels of Love

In the gray November days it is easy to get melancholy. The color orange can help us get into a good mood. This recipe, which can be a main dish, is rich in beta-carotene and uses an Asian spice, turmeric, which is very good for your health and mood.  


Croquettes of Santa Caterina

These croquettes were prepared following a family recipe. We can define this recipe by the meeting of an international preparation and the spirit of Friuli to use what you have to “sweeten life”, especially when children are present at the dinner table with guests. Every birthday my son asked his […]


Cookies From Frantoio

This recipe was made ​​for the contest “ExtraDOLCEMENTE” held in Pisa. To enhance the fragrances emanating from the olive oil I thought I’d combine the raisins and red goji berries, a Chinese fruit that is recently also sold in Italian supermarkets. The oil used is from the farm of “Caesar […]