Bread Malfatti with Butter and Pumpkin Cream

BREAD MALFATTI WITH BUTTER AND PUMPKIN CREAM

Last year, my mother gave me one of my grandmother’s cookbooks.  It is full of notes and extra recipes that my nonna would pin down in all the white areas in between pages.  I love it.  I love being able to read her comments, I love being able to once again see her curvy handwriting,…

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Bucatini all'amatriciana

BUCATINI ALL’AMATRICIANA

This week’s region is Lazio and as part of my Regional Italian dishes, I want to share with you the recipe for Pasta all’Amatriciana, one of the most famous dishes from the region.  The use of onion in this dish is optional.  In fact, it is not used in the original recipe of the town of…

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TUSCAN CABBAGE SOUP

Today I am going to share with you the recipe for one of my favourite soups.  I know it’s summer here, but to tell you the truth, it has been a rather unusual summer… quite cool and rainy.  And I am thankful for that as it makes it easier to have a healthy and tasty…

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Galette bretonne à la forestière

GALETTE BRETONNE À LA FORESTIÈRE

This was my first attempt to recreate a fantastic dish that we ate at Crêperie La Gavotte in Nouméa (New Caledonia) during our holiday in October.  A galette bretonne is very similar to a crêpe, but it is made with buckwheat flour and, as the name suggests, it is originally from the French region of…

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MY SPAGHETTI CARBONARA – SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA ALLA MIA MANIERA

That’s right… “my” spaghetti carbonara.  Carbonara is a very popular dish and it is well known all over the world.  The name derives from “charcoal” (carbone in Italian) either as a tribute to the secret society Carboneria (whose members were known as Carbonari – Wiki) that fought for the unity of Italy in the 19th century,…

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