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Short pastry with salted butter and orange zest: one, no one and one hundred thousand

In Citrus, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Egg yolks only, Fresh fruit On March 5, 2013 349 Comments

  Since I completed my professional pastry class  in December, I made a lot of short pastry, mostly because I love it, but also because I think it’s… 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 117 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. 3 – Stuffed capon

In Capon, Christmas, Holidays, Meat, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking, Second course On February 7, 2013 86 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 84 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 132 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 143 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 27 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 »

Christmas Eve’s amaretti

In Christmas is near - home-made gifts, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, Egg whites only, Nuts On December 24, 2012 164 Comments

For this Christmas Eve, a day usually spent getting ready for Christmas dinner or making/wrapping the last Christmas gifts, I propose you a quick and easy recipe that… Read More »

Towards Christmas – Pumpkin and cardamom jam

In Christmas is near - home-made gifts, Home-made is better, Jam, Spices, Vegetables On December 13, 2012 100 Comments

Have you already resigned to my pumpkin-oriented posts?! Good, because I don’t think this will be the last of the season. For sure, though, this is the first… 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 92 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 »