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Posts Tagged ‘ Italy ’

Tagliatelle alla Puttanesca

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: easy and fast, Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

The Puttanesca sugo goes with all kinds of pasta. I had freshly made Tagliatelle at home so I tried this combination. I always make a classic Puttanesca sugo with anchovies, capers, olives and tomato sauce. A simple but delightful pasta dish. People are often afraid of using anchovies in cooking, but in this dish they [...]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

Spaghetti Carbonara is, besides the Aglio e Olio recipe, probably the most simple and easy to do pasta recipe. The only requirements are fresh, organic free range eggs and speck. Make sure you don’t use regular bacon but speck which has less fat and more taste. Preparation time: 20 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients for 2 [...]

Risotto al Radicchio Rosso di Treviso

Dec 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Risotto

I pepped up the classic Risotto al Radicchio Rosso di Treviso with a bit of Williams pear and a little bit of Gorgonzola cheese. A very tasty vegetarian risotto. Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 4-6 leafs of Radicchio 1/2 red onion 1 cup of Risotto rice 1 clove of [...]

Ragù alla bolognese

Nov 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

Ragù alla bologneseis certainly one of my favorites. It can be seasoned in many different ways. You can add dried mushrooms, bacon but also clove or nutmeg can be added. The essential thing with a good Ragù alla bolognese is that is cooked slow and long. The longer the better. Preparation time: 10 minutes cooking [...]

Paparot – Spinach and Polenta Soup

Oct 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Soups

This is a simple but delicious soup from the “Friaul” area. The ingredients are reduced to spinach and Polenta. This delicious soup can be a whole lunch if want as the Polenta as such is quite filling. I love easy going soups, especially the Italian ones. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook [...]

Piadina Romagnola

Oct 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes

This is a recipe from my aunt Sue. She is a big fan of Italy and Italian cuisine. She often prepares Piadina Romagnola to accompany a meal or as a snack with a sip of wine. It is easy to make and you don’t even need an oven. The Piadina is pan fried. Preparation time: [...]

Gnocchi with sage butter

Oct 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

A classic Italian dish. Gnocchi with sage butter are easy and fast to make. I am using a little trick to reduce the work even more. The Gnocchi I make are made from scratch though I use potato flakes instead of fresh potatoes. This really reduces the production time and the Gnocchi taste great. Preparation [...]

Almond pesto

Aug 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

Another fruit of the summer garden is the almond. The trees are full of almonds and one of the many things that can be done with them is pesto. A variation of the classic Italian pasta sauce. The almonds give the pesto more of a nutty taste then the pine nuts, is also is darker [...]

Eggs Kagiana – Strapazzada – Αυγά Καγιανά – Στραπατσάδα

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes

This dish of egg and vegetable can be found under two different names here in Greece. Eggs Kagiana or Strapazzada. This fact made me research a bit. I consulted Mariana from the History of Greek Food blog and here are some of the findings. Kagiana (which is pronounced: Kayana) is an egg dish known to [...]


Jul 19th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Again a recipe that uses Paximadi bread. This dry bread with barley is used a lot in Greek cuisine and Dakos is the classic dish for it. A hearty salad with tomato and feta cheese for hot weather. The Italian equivalent is Friselle, a dish that is common in Apulia. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]