Tuna, Olive and Caper Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Tuna, Olive and Caper Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Today’s recipe is a classic in my kitchen.  I make it often and it is one of my husband’s favourite pasta dishes.  I cannot believe that I have been blogging for over 4 years and I haven’t shared this recipe yet!  But I guess it’s like all the things that you are very familiar with:…

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Eggplant Sofficini

Eggplant Sofficini

If you follow this blog, you will be already familiar with sofficini, as I have already published a Ham and Cheese Sofficini recipe and a Mushroom Sofficini recipe a while ago.  For all the others who still do not know them, sofficini are delicious pockets of crunchy (yet soft) dough filled with all sorts of scrumptious cheesey…

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Artichoke Frittata

Artichoke Frittata

While growing up, Saturday lunch was usually a frittata at my place.  My mum has always loved frittata and it was a good weekly break from our pasta, fish and meat meals.  I used to go to school on Saturdays (yep, we used to go to school 6 days a week…) and I would come…

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Swordfish and Pistachio Pasta

Swordfish and Pistachio Pasta

Pasta, finally.  You know that, even though I am Italian, I don’t share pasta recipes as much as I’d like.  The main reason is that I don’t like to take pictures of pasta.  There, I said it.  When I take the shots for my blog, I don’t like to be rushed and I prefer to…

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Mozzarella and Sun dried Tomato Pork Sausage

Mozzarella and Sun dried Tomato Pork Sausage

If you follow Manu’s Menu, you must remember that a few weeks ago, I reviewed the Toollio, an amazing multi-function kitchen appliance.  Since then, I have been using the Toollio regularly and sharing some recipes that show how versatile this machine is and today, I will be posting the last recipe of this little series.  Among the…

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Mushroom Sofficini

Mushroom Sofficini

If you follow this blog, you will be already familiar with sofficini, as I have published a Ham and Cheese Sofficini recipe a while ago.  For all the others who still do not know them, sofficini are delicious pockets of crunchy (yet soft) dough filled with all sorts of scrumptious cheesey goodies.  These are usually sold…

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Chicken Involtini with Prosciutto and Fontina

Chicken Involtini with Prosciutto and Fontina

Chicken is definitely the kind of meat we eat the most.  My children like it more than any other meat and even though I have always preferred beef, I now enjoy it too.  Being that we eat chicken often, I am always looking for different ways to serve it, so it doesn’t get too boring. …

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Home-made Verzini

Home-made Verzini

As you may know, I was born and brought up in Milan.  Foodwise, Milan is famous for risotto (especially Risotto alla Milanese, made with saffron), ossobuco, cotoletta, panettone and cassoeula.  As you can see, I have already shared the recipes for the most famous Milanese food… all, but one: Cassoeula.  The reason why it took…

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Pomegranate Risotto

Pomegranate Risotto

As you know, autumn has come to the Southern hemisphere.  I can’t lie… I don’t mind it.  I welcome the fresher air and the leaves changing colour on the trees.  It is a beautiful season.  And I LOVE autumn food: mushrooms, chestnuts, quince… pomegranates.  In fact, pomegranates always put a smile on my face: I…

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Impepata di Cozze - Peppered Mussels

IMPEPATA DI COZZE – PEPPERED MUSSELS

Today I am back with a recipe for my Regional Italian dish series!  I am taking you all to Campania and Naples with a delicious and very easy to make dish: Peppered Mussels.  All you need, besides mussels, are garlic, good quality extra virgin olive oil, parsley and… pepper.  The more pepper the better.  This…

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1 Cabbage Rolls 4 (1 of 1)

CABBAGE ROLLS

November’s Daring Cooks’ Challenge had us on a roll! Olga from Effortless Lessly challenged us to make stuffed cabbage rolls using her Ukrainian heritage to inspire us. Filled with meat, fish or vegetables, flexibility and creativity were the name of the game to get us rolling! This was the first Daring Cooks challenge I took…

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Lasagne with zucchini pesto, speck and smoked scamorza

LASAGNE WITH ZUCCHINI PESTO, SPECK AND SMOKED SCAMORZA

Mmmm Lasagne!  My favourite dish ever.  Growing up my parents and I would make Lasagne for big occasions, like Christmas or birthdays.  And they would always be the classic meat version (you can find my recipe here).  Well, lately I have been making all sorts of Lasagne.  Remember my Pesto Lasagne (my all time favourite!), or…

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Home-made Cotechino

HOME-MADE COTECHINO

A few months ago, I took part in a Daring Cooks challenge about salumi. At that time, I chose to make Salame Cotto, and it was a great success. That, and the fact that I regularly make my own Pork Sausage, encouraged me to try my hands at making another popular Italian meat product: Cotechino….

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Spaghetti with Mussels

SPAGHETTI WITH MUSSELS

Today’s recipe is yet another classic of Italian cuisine.  It is originally from the South, where fresh mussels are very common, but it is one of those dishes that is now widely eaten throughout the country.  It is a very simple recipe, which doesn’t require many ingredients and, like all simple recipes, needs to be…

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Capsicum and Mushroom Beef Stew

CAPSICUM AND MUSHROOM BEEF STEW

Today I want to share with you a recipe that I used to cook while growing up in Milan.  Yes, you read that right. I used to cook this for the family.  It is quite an easy recipe all things considered.  I used to cook it on the stove, but I have recently changed over…

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Home-made Sicilian Pork Sausage with Fennel

HOME-MADE SICILIAN PORK SAUSAGE WITH FENNEL

I am very excited about today’s post.  It is one of those recipes that I have been making for a long time and that I have been very keen on sharing.  The only reason why I hadn’t done it yet was the lack of reasonably good pictures.  But finally the wait is over… and I…

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