Spaghetti con le vongole – spaghetti with clams

Spaghetti con vongole
They all fall in love with me…

Hold your breath…and…ta da! It is about time to introduce what is both a staple and one of the signature dishes of Neapolitan cuisine: the wonderful and unique and amazing 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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Bruschette al pomodoro – tomato bruschetta

Bruschette al pomodoro e basilico
Is there anything nicer than this? Simple goodness

Let’s set things straight. I am Italian, and although I have been living in the UK for over 6 years now, I still have an Italian accent and I sometimes mispronounce or make up words. So I am equally okay when Italian words are not pronounced correctly. BUT why on earth do British Continue reading

Montanare – small fried pizze

Montanare served on a plate
Montanara waiting to be attacked!

Here I am, feeling a bit nervous about writing my first blog post! Technically, it’s not my first, as I find myself writing or setting up quite a few at work. But this post about montanare marks the beginning of a special journey: one that started last November when I decided I would write a cookery book. I wonder what kind of cocktails I had that night before going back home… Continue reading