Pasta

Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Leek Sauce

Mid October and we haven’t had steady rain in months now. Today it decided to rain cats & dogs all day so I was finally in the mood to make something that was warming and comforting. Gnocchi are one of those simple, completely satisfying things that I make on a […]

 

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. […]

 

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 […]

 

Fettuccine with Pear and Walnut Sauce

Some time ago, you could buy a small cookbook on pears along with the cookbook magazine. Knowing my passion for cooking, my husband, Lucio, bought one for me. I knew many of the recipes, but one of them struck me for its originality. It was spaghetti with pears and walnut […]

 

Gnocchi with Eggplant and Potatoes

During this strange summer my garden produced lots of eggplant so I decided to take an old recipe for “La Cucina Italiana” I had tried in the past from my Aunt Rita. The recipe is presented both in the classic version with a dressing made from fish and in a […]

 

Spaghetti with Tomato with Oriental Notes

This simple dish was prepared with the ingredients from the kit delivered to bloggers at the Bio Brunch event organized by Alce Nero in Milan. The pasta is a variety made ​​with Senatore Cappelli wheat flour in which has an optimal result when cooked. I added the jarred chickpeas from […]

 

Spaetzle With Cauliflower Cream

The first time I tasted spaetzle was during a trip to Austria. These dumplings were served as an accompaniment to a dish of pieces of meat with paprika. They were so soft and good that when I return home I immediately tried to create the recipe. Over the years I […]

 

Roman-Style Gnocchi

Semolina gnocchi entered my family menu when Andrea (my son) was two years old. Andrea, as I was able to tell, it was absolutely uninterested in food, he used all his energy towards games. I always had to invent something that seemed like a game. The gnocchi were also an […]