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The perfect comfort food – Pasta e ceci (pasta and chickpeas)

In Earth first course, First course, Italian cuisine, Light, Soup, Vegan, Vegetables On January 28, 2014 279 Comments

There are starters, first courses, second ones, sides and desserts. And then there are those dishes that could cheer you up when you had a bad day, or… Read More »

Standing paccheri stuffed with sausage and pumpkin

In Earth first course, First course, Italian cuisine, Pasta On November 18, 2013 324 Comments

Here it is, my second recipe for Mangiare Matera contest (in cooperation with Scatti Golosi)… let’s say that, after almost a month in a low carb diet, this past week-end I… Read More »

Malfatti with herbs

In Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Italian cuisine, Regional Italian cooking, Tuscany, Vegetables, Vegetarian On October 30, 2013 328 Comments

Today I’ll share with you a recipe that nothing has to do with the traditional cuisine of my beloved Piedmont. In fact, today I’ll bring you to Tuscany,… Read More »

Piedmont in a plin raviolo

In Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Italian cuisine, Pasta, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking On September 25, 2013 145 Comments

This month the MTC came back from the holidays, and it came back with a great recipe: Elisa, in fact, proposed  raviole del plin for this challenge. Easy, you could say, since… Read More »

Up to the mountains – Spinach spätzle with cream and speck

In Cold cuts, Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Pasta, Regional Italian cooking, Trentino Alto Adige, Vegetables On April 29, 2013 229 Comments

Oh, yes, now I’m addicted to mountain memories… and so, aided by the memories, by the desire to go to Alto Adige and by this wintery climate (and it’s… Read More »

Mountain memories – Pizzoccheri from Valtellina

In Cheese, Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Lombardy, Pasta, Regional Italian cooking, Vegetables, Vegetarian On April 22, 2013 139 Comments

When I think back to winter (and it’s very easy to do, since in these days the weather in Turin is so cold), I think about mountain. And,… Read More »

All-time great – Ricotta and spinach cannelloni

In Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Home-made is better, Italian cuisine, Pasta, Vegetables, Vegetarian On March 20, 2013 133 Comments

There is nothing you can do: there are some traditional Italian dishes strictly connected to holidays and festive occasions. When you see those dishes on the table, you… Read More »

Pici with chicken livers ragù

In Contest, Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Italian cuisine, Pasta, Regional Italian cooking, Sauces, Tuscany On February 27, 2013 135 Comments

In Jenuary I decided to join the MTC, a challenge between bloggers: every month everybody make the same recipe, but all dishes are obviously different, ’cause everyone makes… Read More »

Once on shore we pray no more pt. 1 – Tortellini in a capon broth

In Christmas, Earth first course, Emilia, First course, Fresh pasta, Holidays, Home-made is better, Pasta, Regional Italian cooking, Soup On January 19, 2013 136 Comments

In Italy, especially in Southern Italy, there is a famous saying, which reads “passata la festa, gabbatu lu santu” (something like “once the holiday is gone, the saint… Read More »

Mantua memories: pumpkin tortelli

In Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Lombardy, Pasta, Regional Italian cooking, Vegetables On November 22, 2012 127 Comments

Ok, I have a soft spot for pumpkin… a big one, I might say. And, if the cream of pumpkin soup is my Achilles heel (those of you… Read More »