You know how the saying goes about a cup of tea, right? Well, I think that for many, many Italians a slice of crostata alla marmellata has the same healing and solving power as Continue reading
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Coochinando: a collection of southern Italian family recipes to be published in a book to raise funds for two of the charities that helped my husband to get through his life-threatening illness (read more). Give them a try, tell me how you get on and share the goodness with those you love! Never miss a recipe by signing up to email updates:
Frittata di maccheroni is one of those typical Neapolitan dishes that proves Neapolitans know their stuff when it comes to comfort food.
It’s a pasta-based dish and that already accounts for a big percentage of comfort. But we can’t stop there. We decided that Continue reading
Christmas may feel like a distant memory now and New Year’s resolutions may prevail over scrumptious food temptations, but for me it’s not too late to tell you about struffoli – one of the most iconic Neapolitan desserts – and remind everyone that a bit of Continue reading
Tick tock tick tock. Time is flying by and I just cannot wait to go back to Naples and help mamma Mariolina with the prep for the lunches and dinners we’re going to have during this holiday break! Fiori di zucca ripieni are right at the top of the list as they are a Continue reading
There are many things I don’t particularly go crazy for about winter, including the rainy season and constant cold feet, but when the summer comes to an end, I always look forward to being Continue reading
Christmas is in the air: bright lights, shop windows and supermarket shelves all shout “It’s Christmas; hooray!”- type subliminal or not so subliminal messages at you. Mince Continue reading
What for many is just a pasta bake, for Italians – pasta al forno – is a whole world of tradition, memories and comfort. I really don’t know how I managed to put off posting this recipe for so long. It should have been one of the first to share on Coochinando both because of Continue reading
Sometimes it is heart-warming to know that there are yummy treats we can make in less than 5 minutes AND that will be ready to be enjoyed shortly after: no baking, no waiting, instant making and scoffing! And palline cocco e cioccolato perfectly fit into this category of treats.
What’s even more exciting is the fact that Continue reading
With Neapolitan recipes there is a bit of an issue: there are so many fantabulous signature dishes that it is, on occasion, difficult to say which is the absolute best. And sartù di riso is one Continue reading
You take a good look at torta nutellotta and you feel, deep inside you, that no other cake will ever match its scrumptiousness and decadence, if you are a chocolate lover*(read the warning now!).
Torta nutellotta is Continue reading