Treccia di salmone e formaggio – smoked salmon and cheese puff pastry braid

Treccia di salmone e formaggio
The perfect starter

It is often the most simple things that give us the biggest pleasure. (Okay, that may be a controversial statement – feel free to disagree!) This treccia di salmone e formaggio is just Continue reading

Roccocò – almond spiced biscuits

Roccocò which are almond spiced biscuits
The perfect present to heal the January blues
As unconventional as it may be to share a typical Christmas Neapolitan biscuit recipe after Christmas, I have to go ahead and post the recipe for roccocò today. It’s simply because of the sheer number of people who sampled the awesomeness of this biscuit and requested the recipe.

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Penne con panna e zucchine – cream and courgette pasta

Pasta con panna e zucchine
I am all the comfort you need
When comfort is all you crave and need then there is only one pasta dish that will do the job: penne con panna e zucchine. And note that I say cream before courgettes for good reason, because the Continue reading

Spaghetti alla carbonara – carbonara

Blue plate with spaghetti alla carbonara
“I am beautiful as I am” – please leave the cream behind.

Spaghetti alla carbonara is a much beloved national dish that is regularly the highlight of the day for millions of Italians, wherever they are, whatever place they call home. Continue reading

Pasta e piselli – pasta with peas

Pasta e piselli
Make peas not war

I have been meaning to share the wonderful recipe of pasta e piselli for a while but never quite got there. As they say: there is always Continue reading

Rose di speck e ricotta – speck and ricotta roses

Roses of speck with ricotta
Roses: Could it get more romantic than this?

The other day I published my 60th post and realised how far I have come since that very first recipe I published a year ago. “La prima ricetta non si scorda mai“:-P (You never forget the very first recipe). Continue reading

Farfalle al salmone – salmon and cream farfalle

Dish of farfalle panna e salmone
Dangerously luxurious

Farfalle al salmone is a scrumptious pasta dish that is simple in the way it’s made and the ingredients used. However, it is also an elegant dish that carries so much luxury and goodness within it  Continue reading

Crostata alla marmellata – fruit jam pie

A slice of crostata alla marmellata. Utter bliss.
A slice of crostata solves all problems.

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

Struffoli Napoletani – mini honey balls

Plate of struffoli
A feast for the eyes

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