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Cous cous shapes with Genoese pesto, zucchini and pine nuts on Taleggio cheese sauce

In Cheese, Cold dishes, Dried fruit, Earth first course, First course, Herbs, Pasta rice and cereals salads, Single course, Vegetables On July 29, 2011 262 Comments

With this recipe, I broke all records for title length … in fact, I could only put a "Viendalmare" (in Eglish, literally, "Comesfromthesea": in Italian, it's a fake… Read More »

Mediterranean riz rouge de Camargue salad

In Cold dishes, First course, Herbs, Pasta rice and cereals salads, Sea first course, Shellfishes, Single course, Vegetables On July 15, 2011 767 Comments

Ok, I admit it, I invented this recipe's name … but I invented the recipe, so I can claim the right to name it, or not? But I… Read More »

(Super) beer and speck risotto… in the teeth of summer!

In Beer, Cheese, Cold cuts, Earth first course, First course, Risotto On June 23, 2011 440 Comments

If you expected to celebrate the beginning of summer with, I don't know, an ice cream, a no-bake cheesecake, a fresh rice salad, you are mistaken, gentlemen! Since… Read More »

It looks like tomato sauce but it’s not tomato sauce… risotto with roasted peppers

In Earth first course, First course, Risotto, Vegetables On June 8, 2011 387 Comments

I don't go too often to restaurants, and certainly I seldom (understatement) go to go to classy restaurants, let alone excellent ones. But sometimes it happens, and if… Read More »

A summer Bento Box (aka “baracchino”) Italian-style

In Earth first course, First course, Pasta, Pasta rice and cereals salads, Vegetables On May 26, 2011 328 Comments

Some of you may know that I can rightfully consider myself "the mess tin (in Italian "baracchino") magician"… this winter, in fact, when I was writing my thesis,… Read More »

Spinach carbonara

In Earth first course, First course, Pasta, Vegetables On May 20, 2011 322 Comments

This recipe is another one of those (as for pine nuts and marjoram pasta) that belong to my family background … I've seen my mother preparing it for… Read More »

Blue cheese and pears risotto… and a shower of awards

In Cheese, Earth first course, First course, Fresh fruit, Risotto On May 11, 2011 539 Comments

On Sunday, after a popular vote on Facebook (so if you're not fans of my Facebook fan page yet, what are you waiting for?), but also publicized on… Read More »

Curly hard wheat lasagna with eggplant sauce and smoked scamorza

In Earth first course, First course, Pasta, Single course, Vegetables On May 3, 2011 637 Comments

We haven't seen a nice lasagna on these screens for too long now! And lasagna, as you well know, is a feast day food, that smell of conviviality… Read More »

Black charm: cuttlefish ink risotto

In First course, Risotto, Sea first course, Shellfishes On April 21, 2011 486 Comments

Lately I allowed myself too much fun, too many colors, too much spring on this blog! So today I say "that's enough", and I purify myself with a… Read More »

From Apulia (not only) with rage: “strascinati” with cherry tomatoes and hard hoax ricotta cheese

In Apulia, Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Pasta, Regional Italian cooking On April 18, 2011 730 Comments

Let's start with an assumption: I LOVE fresh pasta! Having said that, consider for a second the huge variety of Italian fresh pasta, which changes from region to… Read More »