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 […]


Cream of Zucchini and Mint Soup

Those who have a garden know that we often forget a few zucchini that grow up under the large leaves of the plant. In this case, we can gather these overgrown zucchini that are not really suitable to be consumed in the traditional ways. This principle also applies when you […]


Creamy Artichoke Soup

This soup could be ideal for Easter Day’s dinner, a lightweight way to end the day after Easter lunch. The flavors are refined and this can be served even if there are guests. If you find mint, you can add a couple of leaves together with the parsley.  



This recipe is a classic from the countryside of Friuli. At one time pumpkins were planted between rows of corn. Their cultivation began right after their discovery in America and were easily integrated in the fields especially since they matured at the same time as the rest of the crops. […]


“Piarsolade” Cold Soup of Peaches and Wine

The scent of a “piarsolade” entices me even though I usually do not drink wine. This cold peach soup can be made with a white wine or red one. If you use a red wine this soup has the final taste of something like sangria. This is a preparation which […]


No Worries Soup

These past few days my professional life created a bit of grief and some stress to digest. My husband thought it was best for us to go with our friends, Marcia and Fabio, to the thermal bath in Saturnia to spend a few days to soak in the splendid warm […]


Cream of Lentil Soup

The recipe combines the symbols of winter: good luck and prosperity lentils, cabbage, a vegetable resistant to frost of winter, and sweet winter squash. This soup is served in small portions using consomm√© cups, can be incorporated into an important meal, and is delicious and easy to digest. It can […]