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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 »

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 402 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 »

A festive dessert – Pistachio mille-feuille

In Birthday, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, French cuisine, Holidays, Home-made is better On December 3, 2012 99 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 »

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 »

Triumph of butter and hazelnuts – The Langarola cake

In Cakes and pies, Contest, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, Pantry cakes, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking On November 15, 2012 98 Comments

If the gestation of the first recipe I sent to the Fiandino Farms’ Contest was long and painful, I had no doubt  about the second recipe (I could… Read More »

Not only butter, pt. 3 (and 4) – Quail eggs with brown butter

In Appetizer and Finger food, Contest, Cooking for dummies, Second course On April 18, 2012 169 Comments

Third (and fourth) and last buttery recipe (always for the Occelli butter contest), and this time the key word is not just "butter", but also "quick". Thinking about… Read More »

Not only butter, pt. 2 – Lady’s little kisses, kisses and big kisses (Baci di dama)

In Chocolate, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, Pastries, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking On April 17, 2012 180 Comments

Here it is, my traditional buttery recipe… it's not a family tradition, but about a regional one, aka little treats made with hazelnut (a classic ​in Piedmontese cuisine)…. Read More »

Not only butter, pt. 1 – Beef turnovers filled with spinach served with walnut sauce

In Beef, Contest, Dried fruit, Meat, Sauces, Second course, Vegetables On April 15, 2012 120 Comments

Prepare yourselves, 'cause this will be the first of 3 posts with a common ingredient, butter. I chose to title this series "not only butter", 'cause we certainly… Read More »

Tough but soft-hearted: chocolate flan with a soft heart

In Chocolate, Cooking for dummies, Dessert and Sweets On January 26, 2012 162 Comments

The amazing things in life are the unforeseen, unexpected ones, those small or insignificant details that deviate from the usual order of events and that, therefore, affect us…. Read More »

Meliga pastries – the revenge

In Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking On October 16, 2011 124 Comments

When Katherine asked me to write a guest post for her beautiful blog, while she is on vacation, I wondered what recipe I could write about, since I… Read More »