Welcome to my “Tips” page – where you can find some basic techniques of Italian cooking like how to make your own pasta or pizza from scratch, or how to cook your pasta “al dente” etc., descriptions and advice on the ingredients that I use, conversion tables, cake decoration suggestions, and gifts ideas.
Just click on the links below:
Techniques – for pasta, gnocchi, doughs, sauces, basics, decorations…
Ingredients – for a description of what I cook with.
Cake and Cookie Decoration – for ideas and decoration techniques.
Gift Ideas – ideas for home-made gifts.
Jaimie Cleland says
Hi Manu, I just found your blog while searching for my Zangara relatives from Sicily. Wonderful recipes and ideas! I wonder if we are related? My great grandfather was Domenico Zangara born in 1864 married to Anna Maria LoGalbo. Any relation? Well I am so happy I found this site and I will be trying out your recipes in the near future!
Thank you so much for your message! I have asked my father, but he says our side of the family comes from Partinico – another village near Palermo. It would have been great to have relatives in common! <3