Spaghetti Checca sul rogo

This spaghetti recipe has been taken from famous Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi' Book "L'abbufone".  He was at the forefront in the Kitchen and recipe world which has developed nowadays.  The book is very amusing and ironic, but the recipe is simple, fresh and good for summer. I just added one ingredient (anchovies syrup) which matches very well with [...]

Pasta with sardines

Ingredients: 500g bucatini or spaghetti 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil a bunch of fennel leaves a garlic clove raisin pine nuts or almonds fresh sardines How to make it Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fennel leaves, then drain and cut them.  Put the fennel in a large pan with oil, [...]

Pink menu for Women’s Day

There's no political meaning (not anymore at least for me) in this Day, no demonstration of being super powerful gender. it's just an occasion to celebrate friendship. The more I grow, the more I find fantastic ladies to share my life with. I've had some bad working experiences with women, but most of the times having [...]

Monte Bianco dessert, a mountain in a jar

This is a very weird winter: no cold, no rain, no snow. Finally the snow has arrived and everyone is happy about that: my sons and Tobia My husband too because he has had to wait long before tasting my his favourite dessert, Monte Bianco. “White Mountain” is not only the highest mountain in Italian [...]

Finding organic healthy food in touristic places – Trentino Alto Adige

This area has always had an unlucky geographic position because it has been given a strategic importance in the event of a war between Austria-Hungary and Italy, and has been used as a buffer region with many loss of freedom and life. With the  Treaty of Saint Germain (1919), Trentino was annexed to Italy, together with [...]

Christmas table decoration and stuffed chicken

Ingredients: 1 whole higher-welfare chicken, approximately 1.5kg   300 g mixed minced meat 1 handful sun dried plums and raisins 1 handful pre-cooked chestnuts 1 free-range egg sea salt cinnamon powder freshly ground black pepper First make the stuffing: put in a bowl the minced meat, raisins, plums chestnut and stir. Season with olive oil, salt, [...]