Maccheroni al gratte` . . . a Neapolitan dish.

When you think about the cuisine of Naples, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the traditional “ragú” – a slow cooked meat sauce - or spaghetti with fresh tomatoes sauce. Here it is an unexpected Neapolitan dish I am sure you will love:  Pasta al gratin or – as they call it … Continue reading Maccheroni al gratte` . . . a Neapolitan dish.

Day three of My Easter Baking Marathon. . . La Pastiera

This is the last day of My Easter baking marathon, time for the sweet things. La Pastiera is another traditional dish of the Neapolitan cuisine. The nuns of the ancient convent of San Gregorio Armeno were considered to be master in the preparation of the Pastiera. They used to prepare great quantities for the rich … Continue reading Day three of My Easter Baking Marathon. . . La Pastiera

If it’s Friday. . . it’s Pesce!

Last week I had tweeted this picture and I promised that I would have followed up with a post, so here I am, as promised. Risotto ai gamberi (Risotto with shrimp) is one of my favorite dish to prepare. It is comforting and fresh at the same time, perfect for Spring.  To me it represents the fusion of … Continue reading If it’s Friday. . . it’s Pesce!

Recipe: Calzoni e Panzerotti. . . Yum-Yum!!!

This past Monday, after 4 weeks of winter break, my youngest son, Mattia, went back to school. I already miss him! To ensure that he would not forget his mom, I went on a three-day cooking marathon: Baked rigatoni with tomatoes/béchamel sauce on Friday, baked Calzoni and fried Panzerotti on Saturday and Tagliatelle alla Bolognese … Continue reading Recipe: Calzoni e Panzerotti. . . Yum-Yum!!!

Struffoli and Mostaccioli My favorite Christmas desserts

Yesterday was December 21, the shortest day of the year. That means brighter days are ahead and Christmas is only 4 days away. Time to start My holiday desserts and to share two of My favorite Christmas recipes . You probably all know about the Panettone from Milano and the Pandoro from Verona, both delicious … Continue reading Struffoli and Mostaccioli My favorite Christmas desserts