Frittatine di pasta – ham, smoked cheese and pea fritters

Frittatine di pasta with a filling of ham, peas and smoked cheese
Need a hug? Nope, you actually need me

Frittatine di pasta: if you have never come across these, the fact that there is pasta in the name of the recipe should already be a guarantee of goodness…

Frittatine di pasta are  Continue reading

Pasta e patate – pasta and potato soup

Plate of pasta e patate
Hearty and comforting

Meet the Neapolitan queen: pasta e patate! I realise I haven’t shared many pasta recipes since I started blogging. Partly it is a coincidence and partly it is my determination to show that Italian food is not just pasta and pizza (as still far too many people I talk to seem to believe…): there is so much more to it. So I decided to start with an unknown

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Lasagne napoletane – Neapolitan-style lasagne

Slice of neapolitan lasagne served on a plate
A slice of this… and life feels good again!

It might sound like a rhetorical question, but who does not like lasagne? No, seriously. I am waiting for an answer here. Traditional or innovative versions, with or without meat, this dish has travelled across the globe and conquered hearts and souls. Now as a VERY proud Neapolitan I hope you don’t mind if I share a minor detail – and I shall Continue reading

Gnocchi alla sorrentina – potato gnocchi

Gnocchi alla sorrentina
A perfect combination of flavours. Yum!

I was 15 when my grandmother Cristina taught me how to make gnocchi. It was a sunny Sunday morning. Every Sunday she and my grandad would come over for lunch. Before then it had never crossed my mind that gnocchi were challenging to make or that some people get petrified at the thought Continue reading