Pappardelle with seared beef, anchovies and capers

Serves 4; preparation time: 20 min This pasta, as its name suggests, is prepared mostly along the Mediterranean as capers, or Capparis spinosa, whose pickled flower buds are used as herb in this dish, grows wild namely along the Mediterranean coast. You should rinse them before use to remove the salt, and a strong tangy [...]

Tagliatelle with vegetables (Tagliatelle con verdure)

Can you think of a people who cook like magicians and possess immeasurable sensibility to good food combined with exquisite diligence and care for detail? Yet, all this is served with hot temperament and charming negligence. Got it? I was amazed to learn that Italians have tens, if not hundreds of types of pasta, any [...]

Risotto con Fungi (Risotto with mushrooms)

Have you ever wondered how Italian women stoke the fire of love? Italian desserts is a good guess, but in order to keep a man’s love, try risotto – yet another traditional dish from the Apennines. Here is what you need to make the traditional “risotto con fungi”: 8-9 oz (250 g) of mushrooms 1 [...]

Italian temptation pumpkin cream

Need suggestions for this weekend’s dessert? Check out this Italian cream, for which you need: 3 pounds (1 ½ kg) pumpkin 1 teaspoon of fresh butter 2 x ½ cup of sugar ½ cup of black cherry liqueur or Curacao orange liqueur salt Peal the pumpkin, dice it and boil it in water with 1 [...]

Italian stuffed tomatoes

2 eggplants; 4 big tomatoes; 1 onion; 2-3 cloves of garlic; 2 eggs; mozzarella / yellow-cheese / parmesan cheese; olive oil; black pepper; basil. Wash the eggplants, dry them with a cloth, smear them with olive oil and bake them until they soften. Take them out of the oven and chop them into fine pieces [...]

Italian steak rolls

1 pound (500 g) of pork steaks; 12 oz (350 g) of milled pork; 2-3 cloves of garlic; 3-4 oz (100 g) of yellow-cheese; 2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley; salt, pepper; mortared nutmeg/mace; 1 egg; 3 oz of bacon; butter; 3 tablespoons of red wine; 3 tablespoons of white wine; Garnish: macaroni, potatoes, rice. [...]

Milan steaks with rusk and eggs

2 eggs; 3-4 oz (100 g) of yellow-cheese; ВЅ cup of rusk; 4 beef steaks; butter; lemon; Garnish: spaghetti, potatoes, lemon, parsley. Whisk the eggs until the get foamy but not too much. In a separate plate mix the grated yellow-cheese and the brayed rusk. Tenderize your steaks, either using the old-school mallet or state-of-the-art [...]

Neapolitan eggs with rice

You don’t have to go to Italy to try perfect Italian food. Let us bring Italian cuisine to your home. What is more, let’s escape from the pasta&pizza monopoly and take a journey down culinary lane, which takes us to Naples. The home of pizza offers a great variety of other dishes too. One of [...]

Fruit tiramisu

Desserts are sweater and more delicious when you share them. Italian desserts even more so. I’ll now offer you an exquisite recipe for tiramisu for four people, which is far from the origin coming from the Apennine peninsular, but it is worth preparing it. The trick of this dessert is that you can cook it [...]

Broccoli pasty

35 oz (1 kg) of butter dough; 10 oz (300 g) of broccoli; 3 eggs; 3.5 oz (100 grams) of grated yellow-cheese; 9 oz (250 g) of yogurt; 1 teaspoon of salt; ВЅ teaspoon of baking soda; 2 pinches of nutmeg/mace; 2 teaspoons of peeled sunflower seed; 2 tomatoes; oil/butter. Professionals do wonders with butter [...]

Capri salad (original Italian salad)

Ingredients: 2 beef tomatoes mozzarella cheese – 4.4 oz / 125 g 12 olives 8 basil leaves 1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper Preparation: Cut the tomatoes into thin slices, using sharp knife. Cut Mozzarella cheese into slices. Pit the olives and slice them into rings. Layer the tomato, Mozzarella [...]

Italian potato salad with tomatoes and sauce

Ingredients: Small (baby) potatoes – 15 oz / 450 g 4 tablespoons yogurt 4 tablespoons mayonnaise 8 sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped salt and pepper Preparation Rinse and clean the potatoes and place them in a large pan of water. Bring to the boil and cook until tender. Cut the sun-dried tomatoes [...]