Pasta and Rice

Cacio e pepe – Spaghetti with cheese and black pepper

Cacio e pepe – Spaghetti with cheese and black pepper

Cacio e pepe is a classic recipe from Lazio and is a very old and traditional one, you know, those kinds of recipes whose origin is lost in time. For sure we know that it’s a poor dish, but it is not difficult to imagine […]

Pasta alla Norma – Sicilian-style Eggplant and Tomato Pasta

Pasta alla Norma – Sicilian-style Eggplant and Tomato Pasta

Pasta alla Norma is one family favorite, both because we are all crazy for eggplants and because it fits this season so well. Yes, and of course Italians love pasta. A cliché maybe, but that’s so true! I mean, who doesn’t love pasta after all?

Un-beet-able red beet pesto pasta

Un-beet-able red beet pesto pasta

Red beet pesto pasta has been such a great discovery, I can’t really tell how much I like it, both for its peculiar, well-balanced taste and for its charming aspect and color! I am always in the mood to eat vegetables in different ways and […]

How to make homemade pesto – Three recipes

How to make homemade pesto – Three recipes

Right after finding out that I don’t use just basil to prepare it, a friend during a dinner exclaimed: “Then it’s not pesto!” The irrefutable tone of this sentence made me smile. After all, I am also pretty strict concerning my culinary beliefs. Nevertheless, in […]