Side Dishes

Sicilian Salad from Pantelleria – Insalata Pantesca

Sicilian Salad from Pantelleria – Insalata Pantesca

  All Mediterranean flavors are packed in this Sicilian salad from Pantelleria, in Italian, insalata pantesca.  I find this a perfect treat on a super sunny and hot day like the one we are having today in Brussels – 30 degrees!! When I sit on […]

Salty croissants, the perfect appetizer  – Cornetti salati

Salty croissants, the perfect appetizer – Cornetti salati

Salty croissants, or better, cornetti salati, are a delicious treat, a big passion both of children and adults! In Italy I was used to buy them at the bar during lazy mornings – filled with all sort of cured meats, salad, mozzarella. I loved my […]

Panzanella – Tuscan-style tomato & bread salad

Panzanella – Tuscan-style tomato & bread salad

Panzanella is THE summer recipe. This Tuscan-style tomato bread salad is so simple and yet so delicious that it will certainly become of your favorites if you give it a chance. In a nutshell, panzanella is a poor dish, a leftovers recipe  whose origin is […]

No-knead focaccia – Locatelli’ s foolproof focaccia

No-knead focaccia – Locatelli’ s foolproof focaccia

Focaccia is one of those culinary symbols that immediately make you think about Italy, one of the most famous baked goods our country offers. If you have been there even one in your life, but even if you haven’t, I am sure you already know […]