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Orecchiette with Broccoli and Sausage

Orecchiette with Broccoli and Sausage

Orecchiette with broccoli and sausage is such a tasty dish I wish I could sing a song about it. I mean, broccoli really gives a high five to the sausage and then they go give a hug to the orecchiette…this is how I picture the whole thing. No, I didn’t drink, if this is what you are asking yourself 🙂 It is just that sometimes I am still surprised about how much the simplest things ever can be so good! Sausage and broccoli is really a great couple, like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, or Bonnie and Clyde!

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Chicken Cacciatore – Pollo alla Cacciatora

Chicken Cacciatore – Pollo alla Cacciatora

Chicken Cacciatore is undoubtedly one of the most well-known dishes of Italian cuisine abroad. For sure, it is one of the most common during Sunday lunches in Italy, above all in the central and northern regions. I have tried for a long time to understand the region of origin of this tasty and juicy dish but I came to realize it is not really clear where it comes from! Infact the recipe admits many variants depending on who’s cooking for you and where!  I find this pretty interesting as you might think you know what to expect and then you get a small  – or major surprise, whether you eat this in my region, or you go to Emilia-Romagna, or Toscana.

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Beans in tomato sauce and sage – Fagioli all’uccelletto

Beans in tomato sauce and sage – Fagioli all’uccelletto

Fagioli all’ uccelletto (literally bird-style) is a dish that basically consists in beans cooked in tomato sauce, enriched with sage. Maybe you are asking yourself where is the scam…isn’t it too easy? I assure you this simple dish will save your evening, either if you need a single dish or a side dish. Warning: prepare yourself to dip an interesting amount of bread into the sauce..because that is so tasty you will literally have to.
Now, a curiosity!

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Pumpkin soup with lentils – Vegetarian, Gluten free

Pumpkin soup with lentils – Vegetarian, Gluten free

As I already underlined in my recipe of pumpkin risotto with gorgonzola, pumpkin is the star of the autumn! I have cooked it in so many ways during the season…last time it was a soup I prepared for my colleagues at work for Halloween. We organized a soup contest so I put myself at work, to clean, cut it  – once more! In the end there was no winner as everybody had prepared wonderful soups so we just ate them all and congratulated each other 🙂 That’s why I decided to prepare it again – and clean, and cut, and cook – for this post, but this time I thought to enrich it with another ingredient…lentils!

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Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Don’t take this wrong, but for an Italian like me it’s really a pain to see how mistreated is the spaghetti Carbonara recipe all around the web.

I mean, spaghetti carbonara is a luscious, four ingredients recipe which is almost pornographic in its goodness.

 

Nevertheless, even some international superstar chefs everybody follows get it wrong! Yes, I know, I might be slightly melodramatic, but let me ask you a question. What if somebody took your grandma’s best recipe and started giving it all around, completely messed up, passing it off for her best recipe? I bet you won’t be happy. (more…)


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Fettuccine boscaiola – with sausage and porcini mushrooms

Fettuccine boscaiola – with sausage and porcini mushrooms

Fettuccine boscaiola (meaning from the wood) is indeed a  family favorite.  Pasta with mushrooms, we could simplify, but it is actually much more than this. Do you know this dish or ever tried to make it at home? If yes, then you already experienced the […]

White bean and Kale soup – Minestra di fagioli e cavolo nero

White bean and Kale soup – Minestra di fagioli e cavolo nero

White bean and kale soup is a delicious warm dish that I highly recommed when the cold season comes. I have to say that during the last few days here in Brussels we have been experiencing a drastic temperature drop, and the days have started […]

Mushroom soup – Vellutata di funghi

Mushroom soup – Vellutata di funghi

Mushroom soup – vellutata di funghi, in Italian – is another treat you can grant yourself in this challenging but charming season. So warm and comforting, I appreciate it a lot for its rustic taste and for the easiness in the preparation. The outcome of […]

Pumpkin Risotto with Gorgonzola

Pumpkin Risotto with Gorgonzola

Pumpkin risotto with gorgonzola is one of the few reasons why I don’t dislike autumn too much 🙂 Yes, I am indeed  more of a summer child, and sometimes I find very hard to enjoy the cold weather, the rain and so on! Nevertheless, there […]

Pasta with Chickpeas –  Pasta e ceci, an Italian Classic

Pasta with Chickpeas – Pasta e ceci, an Italian Classic

Whether you come from Lazio, Abruzzo, Campania or other regions, pasta with chickpeas is certainly part of your repertory. I can’t think of anything more widespread and common than this comfort food, a faithful companion of many households above all during autumn. There is something […]