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Torta Pasqualina, a Ligurian Easter Savoury Pie

In Cheese, Easter, Holidays, Italian cuisine, Liguria, Quiche and savory muffins, Regional Italian cooking, Savory tart, Vegetables, Vegetarian On June 4, 2013 284 Comments

I seriously hope this post could be a talisman for a milder weather conditions, ’cause here in Turin autumn is back! And I crave for picnic, so I… Read More »

Once on shore we pray no more, pt. 3 – Stuffed capon

In Capon, Christmas, Holidays, Meat, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking, Second course On February 7, 2013 82 Comments

This recipe marks the end of my “once on shore we pray no more” serie, born to remember Christmas holidays, which now are just a distant memory. Between… Read More »

Once on shore we pray no more pt. 2 – Capon salad Sicily-scented

In Appetizer and Finger food, Capon, Christmas, Citrus, Dried fruit, Fresh fruit, Holidays, Meat, Nuts, Second course On January 25, 2013 79 Comments

As promised, here I am with the second recipe to remember the Christmas holidays. The protagonist is Mr. Capon (again), this time in flesh and blood, not as… 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 128 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 »

Finishing 2012/starting 2013 with a bang: gastronomic panettone

In Appetizer and Finger food, Holidays, Leavened, New Year's Eve, Party, Senza categoria On January 10, 2013 141 Comments

I published this recipe on my Italian blog on New Year’s Eve: in fact, this was my contribution to a New Year’s Eve dinner with friend. A few… Read More »

12 recipes for a happy new year

In Holidays, New Year's Eve, Thoughts and words On December 29, 2012 25 Comments

As a wish for a happy new year I prepared for you a report of this year in recipes: this 2012 brought me great changes, it was a… Read More »

A festive dessert – Pistachio mille-feuille

In Birthday, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, French cuisine, Holidays, Home-made is better On December 3, 2012 89 Comments

Did I ever tell you that I have a passion for pistachios? No?! Well, now you know it: I am a pistachio-addicted! I can’t say no to a… Read More »

Sciué sciué – friselle with cherry tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella

In Appetizer and Finger food, Breads and pizzas, Cheese, Cold dishes, Cooking for dummies, Extra-virgin olive oil, Herbs, Holidays, Regional Italian cooking, Southern Italy, Vegetables On July 28, 2012 106 Comments

Live from Calabria (haven’t I said that I’d write from somewhere else, this time?), in a seaside-holiday mode, I leave you a sciué sciué (it means “quick quick”… Read More »

Happy birthday to me – Meringue pie in a cup (sort of)

In Birthday, Dessert and Sweets, Egg yolks only, Holidays, Ice cream semifreddo and sorbet On July 9, 2012 124 Comments

  A very quick post, with a very clear intention: wish a HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY to me (I wish it to myself, 'cause you never know)! Oh, yes,… Read More »

Risolatte, I love you

In Dessert and Sweets, Holidays, Pudding On May 27, 2012 143 Comments

Did you honestly think I would disappear on you?! Ta-daaaa, here I am, again! You won't get rid of me so easily, my dears! I know that I'm… Read More »