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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 »

Russian Salad… and happy Christmas Holidays

In Appetizer and Finger food, Eggs, Home-made is better, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking, Vegetables On December 28, 2013 196 Comments

I know, I know, I missed my Christmas greetings for you, but I definitely didn’t forget about you all, so I’m sharing today a very Italian festive recipe,… 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 »

An ode to crazy seasons – Zucchini stuffed with leek and speck

In Cold cuts, Second course, Vegetables On October 15, 2013 133 Comments

I often hear talking about food seasonality, and it’s something very important if you want to cook in a healty, natural way, depending on what Mother Nature has to offer,… Read More »

Chachouka for the Starbooks redone

In Eggs, Single course, Spices, Tunisian cuisine, Vegetables, Vegetarian On October 8, 2013 114 Comments

Today I’ll talk about a Tunisian dish, chachouka. I discovered this dish thanks to september Starbooks, that was about about a very interesting cookbook, River Cottage Veg Every Day by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, interely… Read More »

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 318 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 »

Black and white fideuà for the MTC

In Contest, First course, Pasta, Sauces, Sea first course, Shellfishes, Spanish cuisine, Vegetables On May 20, 2013 249 Comments

Every month the challenge of the MTC becomes bigger and bigger. And, in April, Mai challenged us proposing us the fideuà, a Spanish dish (Catalan, to be precise, because… 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 »